Ground Wire Installation

Ground Wire Installation

Ground wire is an essential part of your home’s electrical system. In the case of short circuits or other electrical hazards, it gives the electricity a safe path to the ground and keeps you and your property safe. If you need ground wire installed for your home, give the experienced electricians at Taddeo a call.

What are ground wires, and why are they important?

As the name suggests, these wires connect your electrical system to the ground, giving electricity a safe and controlled path to follow in case of a power surge.

Power surges in your home’s electrical system happen all the time, such as when you turn on a major appliance. In Central Florida, major power surges can happen more often due to our very active storm season. Nearby lightning strikes or power being restored after an outage can overload our home’s electrical system.

Excess electricity from power surges, big and small, needs a place to go. By directing the electrical current to the ground, ground wires reduce the chances of electrical shock, sparks, or other hazards. 

Otherwise, the electricity could be directed into your home’s structure, appliances, or even a person.

Ground wire gives excess electricity a safe and controlled path of escape that does not damage your home or the people inside.

Ground wire installation became standard in any new build by about 1970. This is why electrical outlets are now three-pronged: the third prong connects to the ground wire to better protect your appliances and electrical equipment.

How do I know if I need ground wire installed in my home?

If your home was built in the 1960s or earlier, you may need to invest in ground wire installation. You should also check for any two-pronged outlets that need to be updated. The best way to know if your home needs ground wire installed is with a thorough inspection conducted by a licensed electrician.

Our Ground Wire Installation Service

Taddeo Electric’s knowledgeable electricians can perform a safety inspection to evaluate your ground wire network. If you need ground wire installed, we will provide you with an estimate free of charge. We always strive to be transparent about costs, timing, and exactly what needs to be done to keep your home safe and up to code. 

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