Electrical Grounding for San Jose-Area Homes & Offices
Get Shock Protection Thanks to Delta Electric’s Expertise
High voltages are nothing to mess around with, as they can administer a fatal shock if you’re not careful. Electrical grounding is a critical service we provide at Delta Electric. Grounding your electrical system helps protect you in the event of a lightning strike or power surge. By connecting your electrical system to the ground, you prevent the risk of a shock occurring, as well as lower the chance of harmful static electrical charges from accumulating. If you’d like to discuss the benefits of electrical grounding for your San Jose, CA home or office, please contact us. We offer free estimates in the South Bay Area!
Why Electrical Grounding?
Your system’s electrical panel distributes power throughout your building, which often results in voltage fluctuations. Exposed metal parts in your electronics and appliances can conduct electricity. If they aren’t grounded, it can lead to a shock if they’re touched during a power surge or lightning strike. While you may not give much thought to electrical grounding, it is an issue of significant importance to your safety, that of the building, and the building’s other occupants. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) estimates as many as 80% of electric system failures are caused by avoidable electrical grounding or wiring errors. With the proper electrical grounding, circuit breakers are given the most efficient return path from your power source to your equipment and vice versa.
Your circuit breakers are also tripped in the event of an electrical issue to remove power to your devices, while a zero-voltage reference point is maintained. Any metallic components of your devices are connected electrically, which effectively prevents a voltage connection from forming between them in a power surge. The most common type of electrical grounding involves creating a system of copper wiring connecting to every device and electrical sub-panel inside your home. It’s just as critical to stabilizing the fluctuation of voltages during normal operations as it is to limit them during lightning strikes. “Earthing” your electrical system may be your best bet. Electrical grounding services should be provided by a licensed electrician, as the National Electrical Code (NEC) has very specific guidelines for safety.
Benefits of Electrical Grounding You Should Consider
If you own an older home or office building, you should consider getting a safety inspection from Delta Electric to ensure your electrical panel has been properly grounded. Electrical grounding reduces or eliminates your risk of being shocked during a power surge. It also protects your electronic devices and other equipment from being damaged by high voltages and prevents the likelihood of an electrical fire. Finally, if you operate a business, electrical grounding can help you reduce equipment repair costs and unwanted downtime. If you think of electrical grounding as a back-up plan, it can give you peace of mind while offering an added layer of built-in protection that pays for itself over time.
Why Choose Delta Electric? Proudly Serving You Since 1982
Our family-owned and -operated company was founded in 1982 with the mission to provide the best electrical services from licensed and insured professionals. Customer satisfaction is our priority, which is reflected in our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and our testimonials from real-life satisfied customers. We’re fully insured by workman’s compensation and liability insurance and licensed by the California State Contractor’s Board. When you want friendly, helpful service and advice, it just takes one simple phone call to Delta Electric. We’re even available around the clock for 24-hour emergency service, so you’re never left in the dark. Be sure to take advantage of our online specials!
Speak with Delta Electric About Your Grounding Needs
If you have any concerns about your home or office’s electrical grounding needs in the San Jose area, contact Delta Electric. We’d be happy to provide a free estimate prior to any installation work. We serve customers throughout Silicon Valley, including Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and Willow Glen. Give us a call today to request a service or a free estimate!
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