The Importance of ‘Grounding’ Electrical Currents

Posted on: January 15, 2018 by in Real Estate
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Electricity is not something that most lay people consider in their daily lives, unless it is to ask why the electricity is not working. However, in considering the way that our electricity works, it is important to realize that we need our electrical currents to be 'grounded'. This means that if a fuse is blown, we do not risk a fatal shock from the current, but instead, we would just have a blown fuse to deal with.

Key Takeaways:

  • Electricity is one of the most important discoveries for human survival, yet if used improperly, it can be deadly.
  • Grounding the electrical currents in your home protects you and everything in your home from lightning strikes and other sources of potentially deadly high voltages.
  • If your power outlets accept three pronged plugs, then your system should be grounded.

“Unless you have already grounded your electrical systems, you are taking a rather large risk by not doing so.”

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