I've lived in this apartment for a couple of years and electricity have always been bad (a demand in power from a device systematically causes others to fade off).
I know that a power surge can cause serious/fatal damage to appliances but I'm seeking about the nature and mechanism of those effects.
Specifically, I'd like to know if those events are correlated together and to the electrical variability of the apartment:
1) Micro-wave and fridge recently stopped working (same beaker) at about the same time (fridge compressor didn't die though).
2) Now the PSU of the desktop is making extreme noise and I'm getting pretty convinced that I should stop using it.
So is it possible for power surges to inflict partial damage on electrical devices and if yes, is it likely?