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Things You Should Know About Power Surges

Things You Should Know About Power Surges

We’ve all experienced power surges, but how much do you really know about them? While you might not realize it, a little knowledge can go a long way in protecting your home and belongings against power surge-related damage. Here is what you need to know to help protect your home.

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1. Power surges are a disturbance in the flow of electricity.

So what exactly are power surges? While we could give you a long answer full of technical jargon, put simply, power surges are a disturbance in the flow of electricity.

2. There are four types of electrical disturbances.

There are four main types of electrical disturbances: voltage dips, electromagnetic interference, radio frequency interference and, of course, the power surge. Power surges are typically the most destructive of the four.

3. Power surges can have a variety of sources.

Power surges can come from appliances inside of your home (think: your air conditioner, refrigerator, and even a treadmill). But power surges can also be caused by faulty wiring, downed power lines and grid issues.

4. Lightning is one of the biggest causes of power surges.

Did you know Florida is considered to be the lightning strike capital of the world? While we are lucky to live in a beautiful climate, Florida is no stranger to summer lightning storms, which can cause power surges (and subsequent damage) to your home and belongings.

5. Power surges can cause serious damage to your home and property.

Power surges can cause widespread damage throughout your home. While the occasional power surge won’t typically cause any long-lasting damage, multiple surges and electrical issues can cause damage to anything that is plugged into an electrical outlet — from computers to televisions to your air conditioning system. A whole-house power surge protector can protect your home and valuables from any power surges.

For more information, check out our blog: Why You Need a Whole-House Power Surge Protector.

6. A professional electrician can help protect your home against power surges.

If you’re in need of any electrical services, it’s always best to let a professional electrician diagnose and repair potential issues. Taking electrical tasks into your own hands can not only cause excessive damage to the wiring throughout your home, but it can also be dangerous to your health. At Sansone, we offer quality electrical services in addition to our industry-leading heating, cooling and plumbing services. Contact us today to learn how we can repair any electrical issues and help protect your home and valuables from power surges.
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