Do you have a broken or cracked power outlet in your home? Replacing electrical outlets is occasionally within the realm of the do-it-yourselfer.
However, the dangers of working with electricity (both to your home’s electrical system and to you, personally) are great enough that it’s almost always better to call a professional electrician. If you’re in the Baltimore or Annapolis, Maryland area and need outlet replacement, call Colonial Electric today!
Electrical Outlet Replacement and Upgrade Services
Most people don’t think of it, but electrical outlets don’t last forever. What’s worse, most people’s electrical systems go unchecked for years, never getting properly inspected unless the homeowner sells the house. Over time, however, electrical outlets tend to wear out – especially if they are used often (this means you should pay special attention to heavily loaded outlets, such as those powering home entertainment centers or home computer networks). And when they start to wear out, electrical outlets present a possible danger for electrical fires.
Types of Electrical Outlets
At Colonial Electric, we have years of experience replacing electrical outlets around the Baltimore / Annapolis area. We can replace any electrical outlet in your home, including:
120V Duplex Electrical Outlets
Most outlets in your home are probably 120V Duplex – these are the pairs of three pronged outlets most common for everyday use. Since they are so commonly used, it’s extremely important that you have your 120V outlets tested and replaced as necessary – not only because they could stop working, but because they’re the ones most likely to experience rough wear and tear.
240V Electrical Outlets
240V outlets are usually limited to plugging in large appliances, including dryers and ranges. While less ubiquitous than 120V outlets, 240V outlets need as much (or more) care compared to the smaller ones, mainly because if your dryer outlet goes out, you can’t just pick up and move your dryer! If you want to repair or replace a 240V electrical outlet in your house, call Colonial Electric to get it fixed right away.
GFCI Electrical Outlets
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets are found in humid environments such as kitchens and bathrooms where the presence of water leads to an increased risk of electrocution. They can sense conditions where electrical current is leaking – either into the ground or into a person’s body – and immediately shut off until the problem is fixed. If your GFCI outlets trip unexpectedly, you should immediately have them checked out by a professional. If any of your bathrooms don’t have GFCI receptacles, it’s extremely important that you install them – your safety could depend on it!
If you have faulty or worn out electrical outlets in your Baltimore or Annapolis, Maryland home and need to replace the electrical outlets, call Colonial Electric today!