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Need to Update Electrical Grounding? Read This!

Need to Update Electrical Grounding? Read This!

In this blog, we explore why and how to update electrical grounding on your property.

Grounding wires are essential components in electrical devices and wiring systems. Electrical grounding provides a pathway for currents to travel safely in the event of a fault or power surge, preventing these currents from harming nearby devices, objects, or people. However, some devices or outlets in your home may not have appropriate grounding. In this blog, we explore why and how to update electrical grounding on your property.

Why You May Need to Update Electrical Grounding on Your Property

In many cases, devices with a three-pronged cord and outlets with three holes are designed to include grounding wires. This doesn’t mean that all of your three-pronged outlets and cords are grounded, however. Devices and outlets may contain faulty wiring, which eliminates the safeguard of a functional ground wire. Some homes, including those that are older or have undergone significant renovations, are more at risk for poorly-grounded electric systems. A professional electrician can determine whether your home’s outlets are appropriately grounded and, if necessary, update electrical grounding in your home. 

The Importance of Grounding

Without grounding, electrical currents can present serious risks. Grounding wires provide a pathway for currents to travel into the earth, giving excess electricity a safe place to go. This is vital in the event of electrical overloads, lightning strikes, and other types of power surges. Grounding wires also help stabilize voltage levels throughout an electrical system.

How to Update Electrical Grounding

The first step for homeowners seeking to update electrical grounding is to determine whether or not the home’s wiring system is grounded correctly. An electrician can use specialized equipment to perform an electrical grounding test and determine the state of each outlet’s grounding wires. This often involves assessing each individual outlet throughout the property. Some older homes may need to have every outlet redone, while properties with just one or two faulty outlets may simply need isolated repairs.

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