Petaluma Surge Protection Services
For all the convenience electricity brings to our lives day in and day out, it is important to never forget that it can be a hazard. This is especially true if your Petaluma home or business experiences a sudden spike in voltage. A spike of this nature is known as a power surge and it can do all sorts of damage to your residential or commercial building as well as any electronics inside.
A power surge, also known as a voltage surge or a transient voltage fluctuation, is a very brief spike in voltage. For the most part, power surges only last a millionth of a second and can vary from a few hundred volts to several thousands of volts. To put it in perspective, the voltage of the average electric current running through your home or businesses electrical system is approximate 120 volts.
Power surges may vary in duration and magnitude, but even the most mild power surges have been known to do significant damage to buildings infrastructure and the electronic devices housed within them. So, rather than risk incurring thousands of dollars’ worth of damages, make the prudent decision and invest in Carl Miller Electric’s surge protection services today.
With Carl Miller Electric’s team of experienced, licensed and insured electricians, we can take the necessary precautions to make sure your Petaluma home or business is protected from sudden bursts of power that could overload its wiring and the appliances inside. We have helped hundreds of people protect their property and possessions against devastating power surges, so give us a call today to get a free estimate on surge protection services.
What Causes Power Surges?
There are many different ways a power surge can occur. Electrical storms have been known to cause surges when they strike power lines. And while this might seem like the chances of this actually happening are slim, it happens enough that there are plenty of people in the Petaluma area kicking themselves for not investing in surge protection sooner.
Aside from the thunderstorms, surges can also originate from your electrical utility supply company. These surges can be quite selective, affecting sometimes only one or sometimes several homes on the grid. Again, while you might not think that this will happen to you, it does happen and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Small power surges are also created within your own home when larger appliances turn on and off. This is sometimes obvious because you can see the lights in the room dim, but then brighten up again when the appliance is switched off. The average home is hit with over 20 internal energy spikes in a single. So, you can either continue to try your luck with surge strips around your home, or you can take an extra precaution with Carl Miller Electric.
What we’ll do is install a main panel surge suppressor on the main electrical panel, which will absorb incoming spikes.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, which why you should contact Carl Miller Electric today to find out how our surge protection services can help protect your home or business.