Night of The Melting Power-Strip


Happy Halloween from GEN3! While on the subject of spooks and chills, “They’re coming for you Barbara…” should remain an iconic horror movie line, not what your neighbor shouts over the sound of fire sirens!

Power-strips are great things, if used correctly. They’re vital as an extra layer of protection for computer equipment, other sensitive electronics and for oversized power adapters. However, they should never be used to over-stretch the capacity of your wall outlets. By design, they absorb surges in power and take the abuse but most are fairly cheap, mindless and only last so long. Kind of like benevolent zombies. 


GEN3 installs Complete Home Surge Protection, which protects not only your computers and televisions plugged into consumer power strips, but all those far more expensive appliance you may be forgetting. If your home experiences a serious power surge you may be looking at replacing all electrical appliances: your refrigerator, washing machine, et cetera. Suddenly your awesome new 4k computer doesn’t seem like such a valuable electronic deserving the only protection in your home when you need to replace them all! Our Complete Home Surge Protection also comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty and $25,000 connected equipment warranty. Far more comforting than the limited (or no) warranty on that power-strip you bought, no matter what it boasts.


So keep an eye on those power-strips and don’t overload them. GEN3 can add new wall outlets and direct lines to suit your home’s electrical needs safely. Contact us today for a consultation with one of our friendly home experts on whole-home surge protection and adding more outlets where needed.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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About The Author

Walter is GEN3's Graphic Designer, Webmaster and Assistant Manager of Operations. A man of many hats, who owns too many cats :3 He's learned a great deal about electrical service in his time at GEN3 and looks forward to learning more and sharing everything he learns.