Elmira Outlet Repairs
You rely on your outlets to power your appliances and fixtures every day. When something goes wrong with your outlets, it can have a big impact on your daily life. Home-Pro Electric can help you with any problem you might be having with your outlets. Whether it’s repairing or replacing outlets, updating outlets in older Elmira homes, or installing new outlets to meet your needs, our certified electricians will get the job done.
There are many signs that your outlets may be malfunctioning. Sometimes you might notice your lights flickering or an appliance that turns off unexpectedly. Other times you may notice a spark or hear a click when you insert a plug into the outlet. In more severe cases, you might even see scorch marks coming from the holes in your outlet.
Of course, the most frequent sign your outlet needs to be repaired is a total lack of power. You plug in a lamp or your television and nothing happens. Even if everything seems to be working, though, you may still be overloading your outlet without realizing it, plugging in too many appliances for the outlet to handle.
The electricians at Home-Pro Electric have more than 30 years of experience working with home electrical systems, so you can rest assured that you’ll receive the service you need. Our electricians will get to the bottom of your problem, then fix the issue fast and on budget. And with Home-Pro Electric’s Straight Forward Pricing Guide™, we can tell you the cost of the job when we arrive at your home.
GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter and is sometimes referred to as GFI. These circuits are safety features, required in areas that are regularly exposed to dampness or moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchen countertops, and outdoor areas.
A GFCI outlet works by monitoring variances in electric current between the hot wire and the neutral wire in an outlet. When the balance between the two wires gets thrown off, the GFCI will immediately trip, cutting off power to the outlet. This usually happens when moisture comes into contact with the circuit, causing an electrical short. By cutting off power, the GFCI helps prevent serious injury or death from electrocution.
If your GFCI outlet isn’t working, try resetting the outlet. Make sure the area is dry and that all appliances are unplugged from the circuit. Then hit the reset button, usually located near the middle of the outlet. If your outlet still isn’t functioning, then you may have another issue, and Home-Pro Electric can send an electrician to take care of it.
Keeping your power system running safely is our number one concern. As part of our commitment to electrical safety, we have several options that can make your electrical outlets as safe as possible.
In addition to installing and repairing GCFI outlets, we can also install child-resistant outlets. These outlets have built-in receptacle cover plates, which allow you to insert a plug by applying equal pressure across both contact points. This keeps children from inserting objects like hairpins and keys into the outlet.
We can also help you replace your outdated power outlets. Because many of the homes in Elmira are older, they may still have outlets that aren’t made to stand up to the demands of the modern homeowners. If your home still has two-prong non-polarized outlets, then you should call us at Home-Pro Electric and we’ll help you install safer, more powerful polarized outlets to help protect your home and your family.
If you find that you’re constantly having trouble finding a convenient outlet, or that you have power strips plugged into power strips because there aren’t enough outlets in the room, then you should call us to help install additional power outlets. Instead of relying on one or two outlets to supply an increasing number of appliances, we’ll help you identify convenient locations to install new outlets, which will help you distribute your power usage.
Another option we offer is smart outlets. With a smart outlet, you can control your appliances and fixtures from your phone or your home device, such as your Amazon Echo. A smart outlet not only allows you to control your appliances from within your house, but it also allows you to turn your appliances on and off from anywhere in the world, as long as you have Wi-Fi access.
A Commitment to Safety
Home-Pro Electric is committed to electrical safety in Elmira. Any time we come to your home to perform a repair, we’ll provide a complimentary 12-point home electrical safety check. We’ll examine your home’s electrical system, and if we find any current or potential problems, we’ll help you fix them quickly and affordably.
Local and Reliable
Contact us at Home-Pro Electric for any problems you might be having with your outlets, or for any other electrical needs. We have electricians on call 24/7, ready to get your home’s electrical system functioning. Call us today to schedule a service call, or to learn more about our home electrical services.