Electrical Wiring Grounding

Homeowners need to make sure that their electrical system is grounded. If it is not, the risks are grave. When the system is ground, it sends excess electricity into the ground when there is a problem. Grounding protects your electronics and stops people from getting shocked.

Protecting Everyone With Electrical Grounding

Protects Your Family

Electricity is going to travel the path of least resistance. If your toaster breaks, the electricity may flow to the metal side of the toaster. Touch the metal, and you’re going to get shocked. You can minimize the risk by grounding your electrical system. With a grounded system, the excess energy will go into the ground. Grounding your system is the best way to reduce the likelihood of electrical shocks.

Protecting Electronics

In addition to this, grounding can protect a homeowner’s electronics. By completing this step, you will prevent electrical shocks from touching your devices and destroying them. Using this technique protects your computers, phones, ovens, microwaves, and other devices.

Surge Protection

Surge protectors are ineffective unless the system is grounded. Surge protectors are helpful because they protect appliances from surges. Power surges occur frequently, and you never know when one is going to happen. Using surge protectors is the only way to minimize the risks.

Again, you won’t benefit from surge protectors unless your electrical system is grounded.

Whole House Surge Protectors

Using a whole-house surge protector is one way to protect your home’s appliances and devices. Surge protectors can protect smart devices, computers, refrigerators, and more. If you want to avoid replacing your computers in the next few weeks, you should purchase a whole-house surge protector.

Pittsburgh Electrician offers whole-house surge protector installations.

FAQs Ground Electrical Wiring

Many homes built before 1950s had electrical systems that weren’t grounded. The best way to find out is by calling our Pittsburgh office. We can perform a free electrical safety inspection on your phone to determine whether the system runs into the ground.

Having three-pronged outlets normally means your system is grounded. However, this might not be the case. The previous owner might’ve installed these outlets on an grounded system. With this in mind, you cannot be certain. If you want to find out the truth, you should contact us. We offer free home electrical safety inspections so you can find out quickly.