Protect Your Home From Sudden Power Surges
For more than a decade, Precise Building Services has been the DC area’s go-to for surge protection services. Power surges can send more than 10,000 volts suddenly through your home’s power lines. These surges can instantly fry the electronics in major appliances, damage computers and televisions and may even jolt your home’s heating and air conditioning systems. At the same time, minor power surges that you might not even notice could be slowly damaging electronics and equipment. We will assist you with recommendations for and installation of whole-home surge protector and circuit protectors to shield everything in your home.
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Why You Need More Than A Few Power Strips
You are probably as familiar with plug-in surge protectors as you are with surges caused by lighting, but many other situations can cause less powerful surges that you may not even notice — and that those plug-in power strips can’t protect against.
These minor power fluctuations are actually much more common than those caused by lightning. They’re caused by everyday activity, like the air conditioner cycling on and off or your washing machine hitting the spin cycle, and they happen hundreds of times a day. Because small surges are short but frequent, they can be just as harmful over time as a single large surge.
There are several reasons why upgrading your surge protection is a good idea, including:
- Many power strips are low quality. Many cheaper power strips often do little, if anything, to protect the devices plugged into them.
- Today’s appliances contain more electronics. Unlike the past, most major appliances in your home — including stoves, refrigerators, microwaves and washers — now have electronic components like motherboards and other electronics that can require costly repair if damaged.
- A whole-home surge protector protects everything in your house. Many people just plug their computer and TV into a power strip and forget it. But consider how many other things are plugged or wired into your home’s electrical system that could be damaged in a surge.
- Surge protection is a wise investment. If you consider the total cost of your home’s appliances, computers, television and audio equipment, an investment in a whole-home surge protection system seems minor in comparison.
Why Choose Us For Surge Protector Installation In The DC Metro
Precise Building Services’ trained and licensed electricians emphasize safety and trust in everything that we do.
More than just a surge protection service, we will make sure your home’s total electrical system, from circuit breakers to GFCI outlets, is set up and functioning correctly. A safely operating system prevents electrical fires and shock hazards while offering dependable power throughout the house. Our team can also check to ensure your system is properly grounded to prevent voltage from power surges traveling to other wires in your house.
To learn more about our surge protection services, or to schedule an appointment, contact our team today!
Yes, surge protection can help you prepare for storm season. Power surges can occur during storms, and they can cause significant damage to your electrical appliances and systems. A power surge occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical current, which can overload and damage electronic devices.
Surge protection devices (SPDs) can help to regulate and protect against these power surges. They work by redirecting excess voltage away from your electrical systems and appliances, preventing damage from occurring. Installing SPDs can help to safeguard your electronics during storm season and provide peace of mind knowing that your home is protected. It's best to consult with a licensed electrician to determine the appropriate surge protection devices for your home and specific needs.