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Electrical Outlet Services: Solutions to Common Electrical Outlet Problems

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How to Get the Most out of Electrical Outlet Services

The beginning of a new year is a time to evaluate your habits and form new ones to create a brighter future for you and your family. One aspect of your life that you may not have previously considered setting goals for is your electrical problems in your home. The outlets in your home need to be replaced regularly to keep your home safe and functional, but regular maintenance/repairs can also help extend their lifetime.

Instead of ignoring electrical problems, which can be dangerous and expensive, take care of them right away by consulting a professional electrician. Solving problems right away is the best way to ensure they don’t snowball into a bigger issue that requires electrical replacement and more to prevent power outages or fire hazards.

The Frustrating Power of…No Power

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In today’s day and age, having no power can be very serious. Not only does electricity provide us with access to the internet, television, and radio for entertainment and news, but electricity also powers many of the home appliances such as the fridge and stove, that most of us need to survive. For those who rely on life-saving medical equipment, a power outage can be deadly.

If an outlet isn’t working, there could be several reasons why. The faucet may not be installed correctly, it may be old and worn out, or an electrical fuse could have blown. Electricians can pinpoint the cause of the power outage with extreme accuracy so that it can be repaired in a necessary way with the right kinds of parts.

Constantly Tripping Circuit Breaker Can Indicate Bigger Problems

The circuit breaker in the outlet may start to trip constantly if there is something wrong with it. “Tripping” the circuit breaker refers to a surge of energy in the breaker that causes it to automatically shut off as a safety precaution. It’s normal for a circuit breaker to be tripped every once in a while, but if it is happening consistently there is probably something wrong.

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You shouldn’t go messing around with an outlet by yourself because you might get electrocuted. A professional electrician will pinpoint the loose wire or blow fuse in the circuit breaker and repair it to restore proper service. Also, because fixtures and electrical components deteriorate with age, in some instances, a full panel upgrade may be needed. A quality electrician will help you find the best long-term fix for your circuit breaker issues.

Cords Fall Out of the Outlet

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Sometimes when the outlet is in need of replacement, any cords plugged in will fall right out. This can be especially frustrating when you can clearly remember the falling cords fitting, and now all of a sudden they won’t stay in the outlet and charge.

If the cord is falling out consistently it’s because the springs inside the outlet that usually hold the prongs of the plug are no longer functioning. The only option at this point is to replace the whole outlet, and there are many different types of outlets!

This is the perfect opportunity to make some upgrades in your home and opt for a GFCI outlet or even a USB enabled outlet. As always, outlet replacement should always be done by an expert to avoid any safety risks inside your home.

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JDV Electric is proud to serve Lansdowne, PA and surrounding communities with expert electric services at outstanding prices. Their team of highly trained electricians is dependable, knowledgeable, and efficient, and can help you with a variety of electrical repairs.

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