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5 Reasons Why it’s Important for Your House to be Properly Grounded

Proper grounding is essential for the safety of your home’s electrical system and the people who live in it. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Protects against electrical shock. Grounding provides a safe path for electricity to flow in case of a fault, preventing electrical shock to people who come into contact with electrical equipment or appliances.

  2. Prevents electrical fires. Electrical fires can occur when too much current flows through a circuit, causing it to overheat. Grounding provides a path for excess current to flow safely to the ground, preventing electrical fires.

  3. Protects appliances and electronics. Proper grounding helps to protect appliances and electronics from damage caused by power surges and lightning strikes.

  4. Meets safety standards. Electrical codes require proper grounding of electrical systems to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.

  5. Increases equipment lifespan. Grounding helps to reduce the wear and tear on electrical equipment and appliances, which can increase their lifespan and save you money in the long run.

In summary, proper grounding is crucial for the safety of your home your family, and your electrical equipment and appliances. If you’re unsure about the grounding of your home’s electrical system, it’s important to contact a licensed electrician, like Ohms & Watts, to inspect it and make any necessary repairs or upgrades.