Are you worried that your property may be at risk for a power surge? Power surges can be harmful not only to the products you spent your money on but to your home or place of business as well! They can cause your lights, entertainment, or appliances to break and possibly even catch fire! Luckily, Tri-City Electric can help! Tri-City Electric has been helping people keep their properties safe from power surges since 1997, and are ready to get started helping you.
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Tri-City Electric's Most Common Power Surge Causes
Power surges can be very dangerous to both your property and your wallet. That is why it is best to know what can cause power surges so you are able to prevent them.
- Worn or exposed wiring - If your house is a little older and you have not updated the wiring, you may be at risk for a power surge. If your wiring is damaged, the electrical current may not be able to travel in the way it is supposed to causing a surge. Exposed wiring should not be handled, so consult an electrician if you suspect you might have some.
- Electrical storms/lightning - Lightning striking down around your property or your electrical lines can be the most harmful source of a power surge. Lightning has the ability to render all your electronics useless, so during a storm, it may be safest to unplug them.
- High electricity consuming devices - Electronics that take a lot of energy to operate such as air conditioners, elevators, and refrigerators, can cause power surges. If while using high energy-consuming electronics you notice lights flickering, it may be wise to turn the device off.
- Overburdened outlets/circuits - Often behind desks or TVs there are multiple devices plugged in causing a tangled web of cords. This is not only unsightly but dangerous as well. If an outlet is overused, it can cause power surges and even electrical fires.
How Tri-City Electric Avoids Power Surges
Tri-City Electric wants to help you protect your home or place of business from dangerous surges and electrical fires, and that is why we offer surge protection for an affordable price. We are able to install whole-home/building surge protection, offering an initial line of defense against surges. We can also offer surge protecting outlets on your property, which are especially useful in areas where your average surge protector would be unsightly or there is not enough room for one, such as in your kitchen. Of course basic surge protectors, they often look like power strips, which achieve similar purposes. The normal power-strip surge protector does protect from minor surges, but often a whole-home/building surge protector installed by Tri-City Electric is more beneficial to your property.
Why Choose Tri-City Electric for Your Surge Protection Needs?
Tri-City Electric has been in the surge protection business for 24 years, so we know how to handle anything. Having Tri-City Electric protect your property from surges can benefit you down the road. Without surge protection, even a small surge can cause your precious electronics to fry, or even start an electrical fire. Getting surge protection from Tri-City Electric prevents those issues from occurring. We can install surge protection in your home or business for a competitive price and in a timely manner to make sure your property is as safe as possible. Call the professionals at (828) 295-2938 so we can get started on your surge protection project.
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