It is very important to make sure your home is properly grounded and bonded. It’s also beneficial to have whole house surge protection, because you never know when lightning may strike. To avoid the necessity of emergency electrical service, we recommend that your house be installed with whole house surge protection.
We just completed a job that is a result of damage done by a lightening strike. It has taken us a week to finish, not to mention all of the other repairs that the other contractors have had to complete.
The lightening hit a tree 60 feet from the house and blew it to pieces! There was tree shrapnel in the siding of the house, and chunks of tree thrown 200 feet away. The lightening traveled through the telephone lines and gutter system before discharging back to the ground. A lot of this damage could have been avoided had the electrician and telephone company completed the work to code.
Whole House Surge Protection
Surge protection would have helped to absorb the power as well. Instead they lost an air conditioner unit as well as having a couple of outlets explode, catching a curtain on fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt and they had a great insurance company to take care of them. Still, I know they would have done things differently had they known what they know today.
We recommend installing whole house surge protection through Asbury Electric. It may end up saving thousands of dollars, but more than that it leaves you with the peace of mind to know that you and your family are protected.
If you have any questions, please call us at (757) 768-7147. We will be happy to answer any concerns or questions you have about this topic. Asbury Electric is a licensed and insured 24 hour electric company located in Hampton Roads Virginia.