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Platinum Electrical Services: Offering Comprehensive Surge Protection Solutions

Imagine this, you’ve settled in for a nice relaxing evening at home, you’ve popped open a bottle of wine, and are about to snuggle into the sofa as your favorite movie starts to play. Then BOOM! Everything goes dark. This is what happens when your home experiences a power surge. They are unexpected and can be extremely costly to deal with. Without proper precautions, a power surge will fry your delicate expensive electronics. Which means no more movie nights for you. You can try to take steps to avoid this by purchasing point-of-use surge protection devices (SPDs) and plugging certain devices into them. But this isn’t necessarily effective, as power surges aren’t restricted to just one or two ways into your home. The telephone line, your electrical service line, and an antenna are all ways electricity can get routed to your home, and that just scratches the surface. SPD’s alone are not sufficient. The most prudent prevention is investing in a whole-home surge protection service from Platinum Electrical Services alongside the use of SPDs. Doing this will shield your appliances from the smaller, less noticeable surges that routinely occur throughout the day as well as the more powerful ones. You’ll never have to see a storm roll in and worry about whether your home’s electrical infrastructure will hold up.
  • Whole-House Surge Protection
  • TV Surge Protection
  • Lightning Surge Protection
  • Electrical Protection from Surges
  • Protection for Electrical Devices
  • Power Surge Protection
  • Computer Surge Protection
Always Hire a Professional

No matter 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 the 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!

FAQ

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.