Have you ever been shocked when you touch your home appliances like microwave, fridge etc? Does your power socket produce sparks whenever any plug is inserted? Does your electronic devices like television, fan, iron, fridge etc needs frequent repairing? Do you frequently get electric shocks while charging your laptop and mobile? Is your electricity bill higher than your neighbors when the consumption rate and pattern is almost similar? If some of these symptoms match with your house, your house or office requires earthing.
Earthing system is also known as grounding system. It is done in order to ensure safety by connecting an electrical installation with Earth’s conductive surface. Earthing helps by providing an alternative path for the current to flow so that electric shocks can be avoided.
As it’s a safety factor, earthing is essential and mandatory. It’s an electrical connection between the exposed metallic parts of an electrical appliance or installation and the earth, regarded to have zero potential. Proper earthing provides an alternative and easy path for leakage or faulty current to flow. It ensures that any exposed conductive part of the appliance does not reach a dangerous level of potential or voltage that endangers the user’s life.
Key reasons for having an earthing system are:
- Safety: This is the main reason an electrical system should have earthing. Human lives can be saved from dangers of electrical accident. Proper earthing provides an alternative and easy path for leakage or faulty current to flow. It ensures that any exposed conductive part of the appliance does not reach a dangerous level of potential or voltage that endangers the user’s life.
- Stable Voltage: Multiple transformers are considered to be sources for electricity. A common point is needed in order to have an accurate calculation of these sources. Earthing ensures constant voltage thus saving devices from fluctuating current.
- Protection from Over Voltage: The electrical system is protected from lightning and unintentional contact with high voltage units. They receive an alternate path for flowing the current. So, earthing saves your electronic devices.
Proper earthing system can save lives and your expensive electronic devices.
At Sajilo Marmat Sewa, we have experts who can check and install the earthing at your house. Get your electrical system checked by our experts, sit back and relax.