Are the clocks on your kitchen appliances flashing? You might have experienced a power surge.
What is a Power Surge
A power surge is an increase in voltage that can damage electrical devices in your home. A majority of power surges originate from inside the home due to major appliances such as HVAC systems, washers and dryers, or faulty wiring. However some can be caused by lightning strikes as well.
How to Avoid a Power Surge
While there’s nothing you can do to avoid a power surge that originates from outside of the home, there are some steps you can take to minimize your chances for an internal power surge.
Install surge protectors, either a whole home surge protector or individual ones for the main electricity users in your home. These surge protectors wont limit the electricity, but they will reroute it back into the ground. This prevents the excess electricity from flowing through your electronics and potentially frying them or even starting a fire.
A sure fire way to prevent damage is by unplugging all of your unused electronics. This is obviously not possible to do with all appliances, but it’s useful for a lot of your countertop gadgets.
How to Protect Your Home from a Power Surge
Preventing a power surge is priority number one, but it’s not always possible. So, in the event of a power surge at home, avoid using anything electric until you can have a professional electrician come out to inspect your home. Electricity is not something to mess around with as it can lead to extensive damage or even start a fire within your residence.
Don’t risk it—instead call our team of professionals at Dailey Company, Inc.. We’ll be happy to get your electricity flowing safely once again!