When You Need Surge Protection
According to the How-To Geek website,
“Electrical sockets are supposed to provide a consistent voltage of electricity, and devices you plug into your power outlets depend on this. In some cases, a power spike can occur when the voltage suddenly increases. This can often be caused by lightning strikes, power outages, or malfunctions in the grid the power company is responsible for. A spike is a short increase in voltage, while a surge is one that lasts more than a few seconds. Surges are usually caused by problems with the electrical grid.”
If you plan on selling your home at any point down the road, making sure it is protected against voltage spikes will help its resale value. Potential buyers will look at this feature as one less thing they will have to worry about in the future.
Voltage spikes can come from either inside your Gaithersburg home, such as from blown fuses, or from outside sources, such as lightning or cut power lines. If a voltage spike hits your house, any appliances that are plugged in will most likely be ruined, even if they are powered off.
- Consider for a second every appliance that is plugged into an outlet in your home:
- Kitchen appliances
- Washers and dryers
- Printers and scanners
Imagine how expensive replacing all those appliances would be and what would happen if the melted wires started an electrical fire.
Most of the expensive appliances in our homes, such as computers and printers, come with what are known as microprocessors, which are multipurpose devices that deal with the digital data for both input and output functions. These units are sensitive to power surges and, if damaged, may require complete replacement. Not only will you lose money on repair or replacement costs, but you could also lose valuable data.
This is just one example of the many reasons why having surge protection in your Gaithersburg home is necessary. Think about how frustrating it would be to have to spend thousands of dollars on repairing/replacing appliances or mending damage caused by an electrical fire—especially when it could have been avoided with a simple electrical overflow protector installation.
For Your Peace of Mind
At Parker Pearce Service Experts, we take our customers’ peace of mind very seriously. We understand that by booking an appointment with us, you are inviting a stranger into your home or onto your property, and that can be a frightening proposition.
Before we hire a technician at Parker Pearce Service Experts, he or she must pass a nationwide criminal background check and drug screening.
Your Parker Pearce Service Experts electrical technician will arrive within their scheduled time slot, driving a Parker Pearce Service Experts vehicle, neatly dressed in a Parker Pearce Service Experts uniform and sporting a Parker Pearce Service Experts ID badge. You can rest assured that we will leave our work areas neat and tidy and treat your home as we would our own.