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Commercial Surge Protection Installation

Electrical devices are sensitive and when a surge is triggered, there will be an electrical failure. Power surges are quite common too and may cause irreparable damage. With a surge protector installed, you can help protect your electrical devices and save thousands on repairs or replacements. 

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What is a surge and how to prevent them?

A power surge is a spike in the electrical current. They happen quickly and sometimes out of nowhere, but they can cause extensive and permanent damage to your electronics, appliances, and outlets. The intensity of the surge depends on the causing factor, however, they are not usually dangerous but have been known to cause fires.

The most common causes for power surges are:

Power Outages: When the electricity comes rushing back into all your lights and appliances at once after a power outage, this can cause a surge. To help protect your electronics, we recommend switching off lights and unplugging everything that you can. 

Lightning Strikes: If you think about the fact that a lightning strike is just a huge bolt of electric discharge, you’d likely be unsurprised to learn that one hitting close to you can lead to a surge of power. It’s recommended that you reduce your use of electronics during a lightning storm. It’s also important to note there are two different types of surges you may encounter from a lightning strike. The first is a direct strict that hits your home or business. With a surge protector installed, the lightning is deflected into the ground. An indirect strike, on the other hand, might hit an object close by. These strikes will travel down any cables until it hits the ground, so you must be cautious of anything you touch. 

Overloaded Outlets: each home or business has a certain amount of electricity it can safely produce, if you overload your circuit, you may cause a surge which can lead to fires. 

Damaged Wiring: While damaged wiring often comes from older properties where erosion is more likely, this doesn’t mean modern properties are safe from this type of damage. Any damaged wires can experience surges since they do not have a proper flow which can then get extremely hot and cause a fire. Do not touch a damaged wire as it could cause electrocution. Instead, call our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical today on (07) 3053 3118.

In our stormy climate in Brisbane (particularly during summer), power surges can be quite common. Some are unavoidable but there are certain things you can do to lessen the possibility of one occurring, including: 

  • Have an electrical inspection performed 
  • Use surge protection 
  • Use energy efficient appliances
  • Unplug electrical devices during a storm

What is a surge protector and how do I get one installed?

Power surges can damage and destroy your electrical, electronic and computerised equipment costing businesses thousands of dollars in costly equipment and infrastructure repairs and replacements. Computers, security systems, telephone and data systems and more can be at risk. However, a simple little device called a surge protection device (SPD) can protect electronics from power surges by blocking excess voltage before it reaches your electronics.

The electrical devices you use in your home or office are not cheap. From air conditioners to ovens and refrigerators, a power surge can end up costing you a fortune in electrical repairs or item replacement if you don’t have the right protection. Installing a surge protector could help extend the lifespan of your electronics and any appliance that requires constant power such as computers, printers, televisions, and refrigerators should all use surge protectors. In fact, any device that you don’t want to lose in the event of a power surge or that which would be expensive to replace should be protected.

Besides protecting your expensive electrical appliances, surge protectors are a cost-effective solution to help prevent fires and can almost instantly shut off electricity to the affected area during a power surge.

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Power surges happen out of nowhere and can cause extensive damage to electrical appliances and devices. Replacing these items can be quite costly, especially when you have an affordable solution for surge protection devices.

For more information, call our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical today on (07) 3053 3118. We can provide a no-obligation, free quote. 

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure you get an electrician when you need one most, we also offer over the phone advice and free electrical safety checks. All our electricians are experienced and fully insured, making them perfect for surge protection advice and installation.

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Kurt McCormick
Kurt McCormick
Had Russel and Anthony come out to work on installing 8 new ethernet ports, as well as some power points, and terminate it into a storage closet. Absolutely stoked how it turned out and I couldn't be happier. Will definitely engage with this company in the future for other jobs.
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Had Anthony & Nick around today for a couple of minor repairs, and also to install 2 brand new ceiling fans (1st time, my own purchases) at home. So lovely, explained things to me, on time & all done in around 2 1/2 hours all at a reasonable cost.. I will definitely have these guys back again for any future repairs needed!
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If you are looking for an Electrician for residential or commercial, North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical are the team you are looking for. Quick to respond, easy to deal with, competitive pricing and their team are courteous and professional. All my electrical work will be through these guys going forward.
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Samuel Anderson
Anthony from North lakes and Surrounds electrical went above and beyond would definitely recommend him he is a legend that does a proper job and gives an exceptional service could jot be more happier
We had a fair bit of work that needed to be completed from replacing all down lights to adding new plug points and ensuring smoke alarms were up to code. Communication was clear from quote to the moment they arrived on site. Isaac and his team were great, informative and thorough. Highly recommended.
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Rob and Stuart installed new fire alarms in each bedroom, Rob had fixed our pool light previously when it looked unfixable. Great service and great communication. 5 star John & Lynn Kangaroo St north lakes
Rob from North Lakes Electrical deserves some serious kudos! We have had so many jobs for him, and he has scheduled us in without any issues. We’d like to thank Rob for adding more down lights to our kitchen space, wiring up our pool LED disco lights, finding us some lights for the staircase that fitted our brief (and installing them), installing a fan in our 5th bedroom, hooking up the TV on our deck, sorting out the power for the outdoor fridge, installing appliances in our kitchen & I’m not even sure I’ve captured everything. Rob is reliable, timely, creative, honest & an extremely decent human being who will get your job done with precision in a timely manner. 100 stars for Rob from North Lakes Electrical!
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This safety check determines the level of electrical safety within your home. If any of these do not meet the current standards as set out by the Queensland Government, we will provide a quote to resolve this breach. Before we administer any work on your property though, we will carry out a free electrical safety check that includes: 

  • Inspection of lights/switches
  • Inspection of power points/power outlets
  • Inspection and testing of smoke alarms/smoke detectors
  • Visual inspection of the switch board/electrical sub board
  • Visual inspection of the wiring of your home and switch board
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