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Home Grounding Services in Buffalo, NY
Home grounding is the best way to ensure that you have a safe electrical system in your home. If you’ve been a homeowner for a while, it’s more than likely that you’ve experienced a power outage at least once. Grounding is a good way to safeguard all your important appliances and outlets in the face of a big electrical problem like this.
In addition to this preparation, your home goes through smaller fluctuations in electrical power on a daily basis. Even minor fluctuations in your power supply can lead to adverse effects on your house. If you want to ensure that your home, your health, and your safety all remain high quality, then make Scherer Electric the team you call. We have all the right tools in place to keep you safe.
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How Does Home Grounding Work?
Okay, so we have gone over why electrical grounding is a great idea. But how exactly does it work? Well, electrical grounding creates a physical connection between the ground and your home’s electrical components.
One of the tenants of electricity is that it’s always looking for the shortest path back to the earth. Let’s say that there’s a problem with your wire breaking. The grounding wire will provide this electrical current with a clear path back to the ground underneath your home. The big benefit of grounding your electrical wiring is to prevent this electrical current from travelling into the house where it can shock you or another family member.
Why You Need Professional Installation
Just because you can find resources guiding you through performing these services on your own doesn’t mean that you should perform these services on your own. Home grounding is so important because it prevents disaster. Imagine that lightning strikes your home during a storm. A grounded electrical system has all the right tools in place to redirect that electricity into the ground and stabilize the voltage levels in your home so that the circuits don’t overload and blow.
If you don’t have these types of systems in place, you can fry your appliances if there’s an overload of power sent into them. In worst case scenarios, an overload of power could potentially start a fire in your home.
Need Grounding? Call Our Team
If you are unsure if your home is already grounded, there’s a simple way to check: walk over to your power outlets and if they accept plugs with three prongs then it means your system accepts three wires (one of which is the grounding wire) and your home is grounded. If your outlets only have two prongs, then your home is probably ungrounded.
In either scenario, it’s a great idea to call a professional electrician from our team to confirm if your system is grounded or not. Our electricians have all the right tools to analyze your electrical system thoroughly and determine the status of your electrical system. We know how to ensure your home safety! Contact us today for an appointment.