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  • Writer's pictureJon Moore

How do I know if my house is grounded properly?

There are a few ways to determine if your house is grounded properly:

  1. Look at your electrical panel: Check if there is a grounding wire connected to the grounding bar in the panel. If there is no grounding wire or the wire is disconnected, then your house may not be properly grounded.

  2. Test your outlets: You can use a circuit tester or multimeter to test your outlets for proper grounding. Insert the tester into the outlet and look for a reading of 120 volts. If you see a reading of 0 volts, then your outlet may not be properly grounded.

  3. Check for grounding rods: If your house has a grounding rod, it should be visible near the foundation of your home. The rod should be connected to the grounding wire that runs into your electrical panel.

  4. Consult an electrician: If you are unsure whether your house is properly grounded, it is best to consult a licensed electrician who can perform a more comprehensive inspection and make any necessary repairs or upgrades. They may also be able to provide you with a report on the status of your grounding system.

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