When you plug an electronic device in, you probably don’t think twice about the outlet the plug is going into. However, if you don’t pay attention to these signs that you need to contact us as your residential electrician to come and upgrade your outlets, you could run into trouble later on.
- Two-Pronged Outlets: As a residential electrician, we can’t tell you how many houses still use two-pronged outlets instead of three. Not only are these outdated outlets a safety risk, but they are also more likely to fry your electronics. Play it safe and let us come and upgrade your old two-pronged outlets with three-pronged ones.
- Electrical Shocks: Did you recently have a “shocking” experience in the kitchen or bathroom? If so, you may not have GFCI outlets in your home. These outlets come with “test” and “reset” buttons on them and are designed to be used in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and other spaces with increased electrical risk. As your residential electrician, we can’t stress enough how important it is to have this type of outlet in your home.
- Unsafe Outlets: If there are small children in your home and you’re worried about them sticking their fingers into your electrical outlets, there’s a better solution than trying to set up a barricade – childproof outlets. This special type of outlet requires equal pressure in all prongs of the outlet to be provided simultaneously before the flow of electricity starts. While they’re just as easy to use as traditional outlets, they can protect children from accidental electrical shock.