If you use an excessive amount of extension cords, consider adding more outlets to your home. Extension cords can be an eyesore and are known to be rather hazardous. Contact an electrician today and learn more about having an upgraded or new outlet installed.
Hire a Professional to Add a New Outlet
If an outlet needs to be replaced, look for warning signs like smoke, sparks or discoloration. If an outlet feels hot to the touch, unplug all appliances and contact an electrician as soon as possible. Even if plugs fall out easily from an outlet or you have more 2-prong than 3-prong outlets, you should consider calling a professional.
Upgrading or adding new outlets will require an electrician to cut into the wall and replace the wiring. Electricity is complex and you should not attempt to work with wires on your own. One mistake and you could overload circuits and cause faulty grounding which will lead to serious issues.
An expert electrician can also install required GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets in the bathroom and kitchen. GFCIs are designed to turn off when water comes in contact with it. Or, if you need more charging space for your family’s electronics, consider converting an existing outlet to one with built-in USB ports.
Looking for a Residential Electrician in North Laurel?
Avoid the dangers of attempting to install new outlets on your own and call the experts at Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. We’re happy to sit down with you in order to make a concrete plan for your new installation. Together we can get a better sense of how much power will be needed for all the appliances, devices, and other electronics in and out of your house. We’ll review the number and placement of outlets in every room, and figure out if electrical upgrades are also needed for newer home systems, such as appliances and entertainment devices. Contact us today!