From outlet repairs to fixing flickering lights, Home-Pro Electric is here to take care of your electrical repair needs. If you have outlets that are not working, it could be an indicator of a more serious problem. Contact our Kitchener outlet repair specialists today to find out for certain what the issue is. We are fully licensed and insured electrical contractors with over 30 years of experience providing residential electrical repairs and troubleshooting services. You can count on us to get to the bottom of your electrical problems and provide you with affordable solutions for fixing the issue.
We also install and repair GFI electrical outlets. GFIs help prevent electric shock and protect your home’s electrical system from damages. Known as Ground Fault Interrupters, GFIs are installed on electrical outlets to regulate power and direct currents, keeping your home and family safe. GFIs are required by the electrical code for outlets in bathrooms, some kitchen areas, and some outside electrical outlets. If your outlets are not equipped with GFIs, please contact our outlet repair technicians to request service.
GFCI Electrical Outlet Repair
GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter. Also known as GFI, these devices detect variances in the electrical current. When a variance is detected in the electrical current, they will automatically shut off power to the protected part of the circuit.
Generally GFCI outlets are required in areas where moisture or dampness can be. General places include bathroom plugs, kitchen countertops, outside plugs, pool pumps, jacuzzi’s, and other wet and damp locations.
If you have a plug or a device that does not work in one of these locations, the GFCI might be tripped. First, ensure that the situation that caused the tripping is resolved such as ensuring items are dry. Then reset the plug or breaker. The plugs have a test and a reset button. Press the reset button.
If this does not resolve the issue, our Kitchener GFCI outlet repair experts can repair and install GFCI outlets and GFCI breakers throughout your home.
Do I need an electrician to change an outlet?
Yes, it is highly recommended to hire an electrician when changing an outlet. There are important reasons to prioritize safety and compliance. Electricians possess the necessary knowledge and expertise to assess wiring, ensure proper voltage, and install the new outlet correctly. They follow safety protocols, reducing the risk of electrical shocks or fires. Additionally, electricians are familiar with local electrical codes, ensuring that the installation meets the required standards. By entrusting this task to a professional, you can have peace of mind knowing that the job is done safely and in compliance with regulations.
Is it worth it to replace outlets?
Replacing GFCI outlets can be a worthwhile investment for several reasons. GFCI outlets are designed to protect against electrical shock and are commonly installed in areas where water is present, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces. Over time, GFCI outlets may wear out or become less sensitive, compromising their ability to provide adequate protection. By replacing them, you ensure that the electrical safety measures in your home are up to date and reliable. Moreover, GFCI outlets are required by electrical codes in certain areas, so replacing them is essential for compliance. It’s advisable to consult with a qualified electrician to assess the condition of your GFCI outlets and determine if replacement is necessary. Prioritizing electrical safety is always worth it in the long run.
How do I know when to replace my outlet?
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