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Platinum Electrical Services: Offering Comprehensive Surge Protection Solutions

The voltage sent to your home’s gadgets and appliances is meant to fall within a specified range to guarantee that they can be securely operated. The voltage sent to your gadgets during a power surge surpasses that of the safe range. The excessive voltage causes the circuit to overheat, resulting in your devices or appliances becoming severely damaged.

Investing in a whole-home surge protection service from Platinum Electrical Services, in addition to the use of surge suppressors, is the most prudent preventative measure. This will protect your devices from both the less conspicuous surges and the stronger ones that happen throughout the day. With these, you won’t have to worry about your home’s electrical infrastructure holding up when a storm hits.

Platinum Electrical Services Inc. offers these surge protection services:

  • Whole-House Surge Protection
  • TV Surge Protection
  • Lightning Surge Protection
  • Electrical Protection from Surges
  • Protection for Electrical Devices
  • Power Surge Protection
  • Computer Surge Protection

 

What Is A Power Surge?

A sudden rise in electricity entering your home is known as a power surge. These fluctuations are triggered by lightning strikes, utility power providers, or, most commonly, the turning on and off from electric power in your household. A landline phone or coaxial cable linked to your workstation or television is one of the most usual ways a power surge can infiltrate your residence.

The spike from a power surge can boost energy flow by as little as 5 volts to as much as 1000 volts, depending on the origin of the surge. A power surge can permanently destroy devices and appliances in your house, even if it seems like it’s just a momentary flicker of light. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Televisions
    2. Computers
    3. Modems
    4. Wi-Fi Routers
    5. Telephones
    6. Kitchen Appliances
    7. Washers
    8. Dishwashers
    9. Heating and Cooling Systems

Anything plugged into electrical outlets, linked to your phone landline, or cable TV in your home could be affected by a power surge. As a result, whole-house surge protection is frequently a viable option for your household.

 

Why Do You Need Surge Protection?

The fact that both whole-home surge protectors, a surge power protector and surge suppressors, can protect your electrical gadgets is one of the main reasons they are crucial. Any device plugged into an outlet, like your television, computers, tablets, and a charging cell phone falls into this category. A burst of electricity can destroy the things plugged in if it rushes through the outlet.

 

What Is Whole House Surge Protection?

A whole-house surge protector is a device that is set at the electrical panel of your household. A whole-house surge protector can safeguard your property by absorbing a large quantity of voltage. It redirects the surge through your home’s grounding path, away from your appliances and electronics. These devices, however, do not guard against all types of power surges. Professional electricians will frequently advise you to acquire a surge power protector for point of use. A surge power protector is a tool that you connect to your electrical outlets.

 

When Exactly Do You Call in the Experts?

Surge suppressors are simple to set up on your own. All you have to do is connect them to an outlet. Whole-home surge protectors are more difficult to install. They’ll need the help of a licensed electrician.

If you are looking for an electrician you can trust, give us a call at (587) 896-3351. We are specially trained to handle electrical repairs, indoor and outdoor lighting installations, panel upgrades, and hot tub wiring.

Always Hire a Professional

No matter how urgent any electrical repairs seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else aren’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home, or your family. In fact, faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in Canada, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. So in order to make sure that your home is safe, always rely on a professional for any electrical services.

When searching for a reliable electrician, call us at (587) 896-3351. We specialize in electrical repairs, indoor and outdoor lighting installations, panel upgrades, and even hot tub wiring!

Surge Protection - FAQ's

Surge protectors use a variety of methods to disrupt a voltage spike that may ruin your electronics at your home and business. The two types of methods are known as shorting and blocking. Blocking is achieved by having an inductor oppose the change in current caused by the massive voltage. Shortening is when a capacitor opposes the large change in voltage, or when a voltage threshold is met via a spark gap, spark gaps, metal-oxide varistors, Zener-type semiconductors, and discharge tubes.

Although surge protection is not technically necessary, they do serve a purpose as they help prevent exposing your electronics and other devices to spikes in voltage supplied to them especially during lightning strikes.

Surge protection helps protect devices in your electrical system from large voltage spikes that can damage electronic devices.

Surge protection is widely used to protect computers and other expensive electronics. If it is installed on the main lugs of a building it will help protect all devices in the electrical system.

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