Breslau Outlet Repairs
You use your home’s outlets every day. That’s why when something goes wrong, it can create a big headache. When you’re having trouble with your electrical outlets, contact us at Home-Pro Electric, and we’ll take care of your problem. No matter if you’re repairing or replacing an outlet or installing new outlets, the certified electricians at Home-Pro Electric are here to help.
Problems with Your Outlets
There are many ways to tell you to need an outlet repaired. The most common reason is that your outlet simply stops working. When you plug in a lamp or other appliance and nothing happens, it usually means there’s something wrong with the outlet.
There are other signs your outlets may be malfunctioning. You might notice that the lights plugged into an outlet are starting to flicker, or that your television occasionally turns off by itself. Or you might see a spark or hear a clicking sound when you insert a plug into your outlet—you might even see scorch marks.
Even if everything seems like it’s working, you might be causing a future problem if you have too many appliances plugged into a single outlet. This can draw too much power from one circuit, which you might notice if your circuit breaker is constantly tripping.
When you call Home-Pro Electric, you’ll receive more than 30 years’ experience in home electrical repair in Breslau. Our electricians will diagnose your problem, and get it fixed quickly and on budget. With our Straight Forward Pricing Guide, you won’t have to wait to find out what the repair will cost as we can let you know before we start any work.
GFCI outlets, which stands for ground control fault interrupters, are an important safety feature. Also known as GFIs, these outlets are required in areas that are frequently exposed to moisture or dampness, such as kitchen countertops, bathrooms, and outdoor areas.
In essence, a GFCI outlet works by monitoring any variances in electric current between the neutral wire and the hot wire. If the current between these two wires becomes imbalanced, the GFCI will trip, which immediately cuts power to the outlet. Usually, the GFCI is tripped because moisture has come into contact with the circuit, causing an electrical short. When the GFCI cuts off power, it helps prevent serious injury or death as a result of electrocution.
If your GFCI outlet isn’t working, it probably needs to be reset. Make sure you unplug any appliances from the outlet, and that the area is completely dry. Then hit the reset button, which is typically in the center of the outlet. If the outlet still doesn’t work, then there is likely another issue, and we can send an electrician to take a look at it.
Installing New Outlets
There are many reasons why you might consider installing a new power outlet. In addition to GFCI outlets, we also offer child-resistant outlets. Equipped with built-in cover plates, these outlets are designed to keep your children from sticking objects like keys and hairpins into the receptacles.
We’ll also help you update your outlets. Many older homes in Breslau have power outlets that are outdated and aren’t made to withstand the power needs of modern life. If you have two-prong, non-polarized outlets in your home, call Home-Pro Electric to set up the installation of safer, higher-rated polarized outlets. These outlets will help protect your home and family against electrical hazards.
Older homes also frequently don’t have enough outlets, leaving you with several power strips plugged into a single outlet. Our electricians will work with you to find convenient locations to install additional outlets for you, helping distribute your power usage while making your life easier.
You might also consider installing smart outlets. With these outlets, you’ll be able to turn your lights and appliances on and off from anywhere in your home, using only your phone or devices such as an Amazon Echo. In fact, you can control your smart outlet from almost anywhere in the world, as long as you have Wi-Fi. So if you’re not sure if you turned your space heater off before you left this morning, you can use your phone to make sure it’s off.
Our Commitment to Safety
Here in Breslau, Home-Pro is committed to electrical safety for all our customers. Any time one of our certified electricians comes to your home for a service call, we provide a complimentary 12-point home electrical safety check to ensure there are no problems with your electrical system. If we do find a problem, we’ll work with you to solve it as quickly and economically as possible.
Local and Reliable
Contact us at Home-Pro Electrical for help repairing or replacing your outlets, as well as for all of your other electrical needs. Our electricians are on call 24/7, so when you have an immediate need for electrical repair, we’ll be ready to help. Call us today to schedule a service call, or to learn more about our full range of electrical services.