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  • 03-14-2017
  • Yoram Zaguri

In order to feel safe, we must ensure that our home has a grounding system and an electric shock protection device and that they are functioning properly. Ensure your safety and your family's wellbeing!



What is a grounding system?


Grounding is a connection between the electrical appliances in the house and the ground by means of a conductor that enables the closure of an electric circuit to the ground in the event of a malfunction in one of the instruments. Grounding is an essential safety measure, one of which is to disconnect the supply of an electrical device when the body of the instrument is electrified by a fault.



What can cause problems in the ground?


Renovations and Repairs - Renovation work in an apartment, dwelling or building may sever and detach the grounding system.


Replacing a water pipe - the metal water pipe is used as part of the grounding system, replacing it or repairing it with a plastic pipe may damage the continuous grounding system.


Theft - The grounding system is made of metallic materials and is sometimes found outside the building and may, therefore, be stolen by metal thieves.


Depreciation - Over the years, grounding system connections may loosen and lead to a disconnection in a grounding system course.



How can I know if my home has a grounding system and if it is working properly?


The law requires the presence of a grounding system in every home. When constructing a new home or increasing connection, the grounding system needs to be checked as a condition for connecting or increasing the electricity.

If the grounding system is disconnected for any reason, you may be in a life-threatening situation. In case of doubt, call a qualified electrician immediately to check the grounding.

It is very important to note that it is not enough to see that there is a grounding system, it is also necessary to check the quality of the grounding system using a designated device.


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