When it comes to electrical outlets, safety is a top priority. Old and faulty outlets are a major cause of damage and loss of life. JDV Electric is here for all your electrical needs.
If you’re facing issues with your electrical outlets, you can count on our team to handle it quickly and cost-effectively. Perhaps your home has old, dated outlets, or maybe you had a power surge, and you can’t trust your outlets anymore.
If you have any reason to suspect your outlets’ integrity, call us for outlet repair, replacement, and installation in Springfield, PA, and surrounding areas. We’ll inspect your electrical wiring and outlets, identify the issue and fix it promptly.
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When Should You Call for Outlet Repairs?
Most homeowners only realize when it’s too late that their electrical outlets need to be repaired or replaced. Your electrical outlets, like many other aspects of your home’s electrical systems, can break down or malfunction. Here are a few common signs that your electrical outlets may need repairs.
- No power to your outlet
- An outlet that is warm to the touch
- A sparking outlet
- An outlet that’s glowing
If you experience any of these problems, it’s important to call an electrician as soon as possible.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Electrical Outlets
Regardless of what you use your outlets for, it’s critical to be mindful of their condition. Watch out for these warning signs that your outlet is due for replacement.
- The outlet is not working.
- The outlet’s faceplate is missing, broken, or cracked.
- The outlet has burn marks or feels warm to the touch.
- Plugs feel loose or fall out of the outlet.
Do you suspect your electrical panel can no longer meet your needs? Call us for an electrical panel upgrade.
Choosing the Right Outlet
When you’re considering an outlet upgrade or replacement, several options can make your home even more comfortable, convenient, and safe. Available outlet options include:
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI Outlet): These outlets protect electronics from power surges. Generally installed in bathrooms or near areas with water, a GFCI will turn off power whenever it detects a fault.
- USB (Universal Serial Bus): Most of today’s electronic devices charge via USB, so it’s becoming more popular to install outlets with USB capability.
- Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI receptacle): These outlets protect your electrical devices from electrical arcs. An AFCI outlet will significantly reduce the risk of fires caused by arcing electricity, which is more common in homes with wiring issues.