Most homeowners face many challenges and tasks concerning proper upkeep of their homes. Usually, effectively and consistently protecting electronics is not at the top of that list. However, there is a simple, no hassle solution! Surge protectors provide a surefire way of keeping electronics safe from the possibility of electrical damage due to unforeseen circumstances such as power outages or surges.
The team at Gervais Electric fully understands harm that can occur when a power surge hits your home, especially to electronics. For this reason, we offer all our valued clients a wide range of residential electrical products and services — as well as commercial services — that provide added protection to your electronics and prevent damage from occurring.
Understanding a Power Surge
When there is an increase in the standard voltage that flows through an electrical line, a power surge occurs. A power surge can be caused by several things from lightning and high-powered devices to faulty wiring or even utility company equipment problems. Whatever the source, typically a home can experience 300 plus electrical surges throughout the year that are potentially damaging. With that said, our professional team cannot emphasize enough the importance of plugging your electronics into surge protectors rather than into the electrical sockets in your home. We highly recommend this primarily because electronic devices are quite dependent upon a consistent supply of voltage. Your home’s electrical sockets often experience sudden increases in voltage. This generally makes them an unreliable source of power.
Do Surge Protectors Really Help?
Quite contrary to electrical sockets, surge protectors are designed to protect all types of electronics from power spikes and surges. They are equipped to only allow a safe amount of electricity to make its way through to each electrical device. Surge protectors look much like power strips but are also available in travel size and single outlet options as well. Though they provide safety and protection, it is important to know that they do not last forever since they can only absorb a limited amount of power. Occurrences of power surges in your home fluctuate. These fluctuations set limits to surge protectors’ lifespans. Many protectors are equipped with an audible alarm or a light that will flicker to alert the homeowner to the fact that it is time to replace your surge protector.
At Gervais Electric we take tremendous pride in the safety and well-being of all our valued clients. We hope you found this information helpful. If you are interested in learning more about surge protectors or have any other electrical questions, please contact our professionals. Remember, if you need residential or commercial electrical services, then we are the team for you.
You can reach us at (615) 973-1436. Our team stands ready to assist you with quality electrical products and services along with our top-notch customer service.