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  Apr 3 2019

Power Surge Horror Stories

You don't want to lose your expensive appliances or devices like the TV, gaming console or dishwasher to a preventable fire accident. While power surges may not frequently happen, you must be prepared when it eventually happens. The power surge stories below will give you an idea about the devastating effects of electrical surges in homes, please contact Mr. Electric Of Katy to help you protect your home and appliance from the problem.

What Exactly is a Power Surge?

A power surge may be caused by an overloaded outlet or circuit. It can also be caused by damages to electrical wiring, lightning strike or power strike caused by a huge appliance. The surge can affect any appliance that is plugged to an outlet.

National Security Agency (NSA) Affected by Power Surges

NSA data center got strike by at least 10 power surges, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and leading to the delay of the opening of the data center. It was believed that the heat generated from the sub-station for the Datacenter caused the power surges because it required more than a million gallons of water to keep it cool. This incidence reveals how massive projects overseen by electrical experts can suffer electrical surges.

PPL Electric Utilities Power Surge Stories

In 2011, PPL Electric Utilities admitted having been responsible for power surges that affected a particular suburb. The staffs of the service providers had made some errors while fixing a transformer. The most damages were suffered by households who had no power surge protectors for their appliances, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars damages.  This incidence shows that adding an extra layer of protection against surges can save your expensive appliances and homes in such situations. 

FirstEnergy Insulator Failure

About a thousand homes suffered a power surge in 2017 due to insulator failure. Though these insulators are designed to last for a decade, the fact that they are subjected to external weather conditions means their lifespan can be cut by almost 50%. 

In this case, most households had to file claims to their Home Insurance service providers for the loss of powerful appliances like the refrigerator and electronics. 

It is important to find an electrical expert to inspect your home and provide the much-needed power surge protection services for your home. 

Getting a Power Surge Protection

Mr. Electric Of Katy offers a professional power surge protection service for all kinds of appliances. You don’t have to wait until your appliances are damaged before soliciting help. At Mr. Electric Of Katy, we can install a whole house surge protection system that will guaranty protection for all appliances plugged in your home. 

We do provide 24/7 emergency surge protection services, especially when the electrical problem is very rampant in your neighborhood. You can count on our electrical staffs for the delivery of the right type of surge protectors that have been tested and proven to be 100% efficient. Give us a call today and we will be right there to help you out!

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