The number one danger to your wiring is a higher than normal surge of electricity that can travel into your home through your main power lines.
Lightning has the worst reputation, but the more likely culprit is a power line collision. Many people in Muskoka, Orillia and Barrie found this out during this summer’s violent windstorms where power was disrupted for days in many parts of the province.
This short video is from Pennsylvania where a tree came down across the hydro lines. When the lines collided a massive surge of electricity was sent through neighbouring homes ruining thousands of dollars of electrical equipment.
Surges of this type are easily and effortlessly dealt with when you have a Sycom Surge protector installed on your breaker panel. The surge protector is able to instantly detect a surge and immediately redirect the surge of power away from your wiring. It drains it safely to your grounding system. Presto, your wiring has been saved and normal power continues to flow to your home!