Electrical Ground & Bonding
Electrical grounding (or simply “Grounding,” as it is called by a lot of people) was originally used as a safety measure which was applied to help prevent any accidental contact between people and any form of electrical hazards.
Nation Electric Grounding & Bonding
For a better understanding of what electrical grounding is, take a look at the refrigerator in your home. Your refrigerator is a metal box that rests on a set of rubber stands while electricity continues to run through it. If your child has a drawing and you’ll like to hang it on this refrigerator, you’ll do so with magnets. The electricity that is in continuous motion from the outlet and through the power cord to the electrical components that are embedded inside the refrigerator are isolated from the metal frame (or chassis) of the fridge.
If the electricity should for some reason come in contact with this metal exterior, the rubber stand (that the fridge rests on) would be in place to prevent the electricity from flowing anywhere else and necessarily; it would just wait for someone to come and touch the refrigerator. Once a person makes contact with the fridge, the electricity would only move from the metal exterior of the refrigerator and go through to the person. It is worth noting that this can cause some serious injury, too.
Preventing this from happening is what grounding does. A green cord is connected from the chassis of the refrigerator, and if the chassis become electrically charged for any reason whatsoever, the electricity released will simply flow back to your electrical panel via the wire. That way, it will trip the circuit breaker and immediately stop the flow of electricity.
Grounding can be done for a wide array of electrical appliances. As a matter of fact, it has been advised that people get a stable grounding for their homes so as to add a layer of regulation to the electricity that will flow around the house through the devices installed. However, grounding is something that must be done with great attention to care and detail. You have to hire a service that is competent and reliable for your grounding to be efficient and to fulfill its purpose. This is where Nation Electric can be of help to you.