A big part of any commercial electrician job is ensuring that the set up and installation is handled efficiently while also paying close attention to protecting any electrical appliances from voltage spikes. Surge protection is done to control the the amount of electric power that is supplied to electric devices by shorting the excess charge when unexpected spike occur. To protect from destroying Internet and phone lines, along with other gadgets and computers, surge protection is used.
What is Surge Protection?
To a commercial electrician, surge protection can be a common term thrown around, but to an average LA Local, vocabulary like this gets a little confusing. The reality is there are only two main components involved. Voltage and Power Surges. Voltage is the power that leads to an electrical appliance when it is plugged into an outlet. A power Surge is when the voltage power increases to an abnormal amount and in return causes damage to the appliance. This damage unfortunately cannot be reversed. The voltage in power surges are often too powerful to leave the device working normally like the way it used to. These can be caused by big appliances like refrigerators or air conditioners, but also from mother nature. If there is a big lighting storm, that randomly strikes a pertinent part of the electrical system, you want to be prepared, and thats what electricians are here for.
What are some solutions?
To find the right surge protector for your situation, you have to access all the options. Now a quick fix for a small area would be to buy a power strip to plug into your busiest outlet area, but there are many more long term solutions.
A Whole house surge protector can help your entire house or building be protected from dangerous power surges cause by various things. This is a two level system that starts at the main power panel and continued throughout each individual outlet. This is one of the best ways to protect your entire home.
Should I fix the problem on my own?
Often times, precaution is the best mindset when dealing with electrical situations. Commercial Electricians know how to access the entire situation and know what the best option moving forward is. They know when to treat a problem and take it seriously because safety comes first. For example, an electrician would not ignore a dead outlet. They would know that this may mean something is wrong with the switch connection or breaker. But, the average person would simply ignore the problem and use anther outlet.
This is why you need to use the professionals. Whether that be for a huge project or a course repair, do-it-yourself jobs do not stand the chance when dealing with the complicated world of electrical installations, repairs and other fixes.