Surge Protection in Baltimore
Protecting Homes from Electrical Hazards Since 1969
Have you ever stopped to think about just how many computers you have in your home? In addition to your actual computer or laptop, many of your appliances can also be considered computers, especially if they’re smart devices. This means that your washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, and stove all require a great deal of electricity in order to work. While you may have tons of power strips throughout your home to power your televisions, computers, internet router, and various other electronics, not every device is compatible with these strips. Additionally, these power strips are still susceptible to power surges that can significantly damage your devices.
Fortunately, our team at Clinton Electric Company offers the perfect solution. Our experienced electricians can install whole-home surge protection in Baltimore. Before beginning any work, we will always provide you with an upfront, honest quote. Additionally, we are so confident in the quality of our work that we offer 100% satisfaction guarantees.
Common Causes of Power Surges
Because we rely so heavily on our devices these days, our homes have become a tangled web of power strips and extension cords. Under normal conditions, the power from the electric company flows in a steady current to your electrical panel, and from there is dispersed to your outlets. A steady current is safe and relatively easy to monitor. However, any time there is a spike in the current, also known as a power surge, it can pose serious threats to your home, including fire and electrocution.
Some of the common causes of power surges include:
- Power outages: Typically, we don’t power up all of our appliances or devices at once. However, after a power outage, the electrical current must provide power to all of your devices at once. Because of this increased demand on your system, it could lead to significant damage.
- High-powered electrical devices: Some of your devices require more electricity than others. Examples of these include your refrigerator, your air conditioner, or even a space heater. Sometimes, powering such devices on can cause a surge due to their higher electrical demand.
- Lightning: While your electrical system is designed to channel electricity from your utility company to the devices in your home, it can only handle so much. Lightning contains an extremely powerful electrical current, and when it strikes a powerline close to your home, your electrical system doesn’t know what to do with the high current other than accept it. Unfortunately, the resulting surge can cause significant damage to your appliances, such as computers and monitors.
- Tripped circuit breakers or faulty wiring: If you’re currently dealing with faulty electrical components, such as wiring, it will leave you more prone to experiencing power surges. Similarly, any short circuiting can lead to a power surge.
Why You Should Invest in Whole-Home Surge Protection in Baltimore
Whenever you’re dealing with electricity, it’s important to ensure that your system is up to code. Today, the code requires either Type 1 or Type 2 surge protection for all single, two, and multi-family residences. The surge protection equipment must be located within the property’s electrical panel or adjacent to it. This code change was mandated in order to safeguard necessary safety-related devices, such as GFCI outlets, smoke alarms, and heat detectors.
Whole-home surge protection works by monitoring the electrical current supplied by your electric company. Should any over-voltages occur, it will protect your devices by preventing the excess current from reaching them.
You Can Trust Our Electricians
Clinton Electric Company is a family owned and operated business that has been assisting customers throughout Baltimore County for over 50 years. Throughout this time, we’ve built up an excellent reputation and have earned numerous five-star reviews.
To invest in surge protection in Baltimore, give us a call today at (410) 449-7292.
We have transparent and upfront pricing so that there are no surprises.
Customer satisfaction is our top priority.
We offer 24/7 emergency electrical services.
We have been servicing customers since 1969.