St. Jacobs Outlet Repairs
When it comes to your home’s power, keeping your outlets safe and in working order is a major priority. Many older homes in St. Jacobs have outlets that are outdated, which could be putting your home and your family at risk. Home-Pro Electric can help you repair or replace any outlet in your home and we can install new outlets to meet your growing electricity needs.
How to Tell When There’s a Problem
Sometimes it’s easy to tell when you need your outlet repaired, but other times, the signs may be more subtle. The most obvious sign your outlet is damaged is when you plug in an appliance and nothing happens. You might notice scorch marks on the receptacles of your outlet, but other times your outlet may seem perfectly normal.
Other indications may be easier to miss. Sometimes your lights may flicker, which could mean you’re getting an inconsistent power supply. Other times, your outlet may seem to work fine but it’s being used to supply more power than it’s capable of handling. While that may not seem like a problem now, it could cause issues down the road.
With a certified electrician from Home-Pro Electric, you’ll get more than 30 years of experience in home electrical repair. We’ll figure out the root cause of your trouble, and we’ll fix any issues quickly and affordably. With our Straight Forward Pricing Guide™, you’ll know exactly how much your repair is going to cost before we start work.
GFCI Electrical Outlets
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI), which are also referred to as GFIs, are a required safety feature in areas frequently exposed to moisture or dampness. Bathrooms, kitchen countertops, and outdoor outlets all require GFCI outlets in order to prevent a serious accident from happening.
A GFCI works by detecting variances in electrical current, specifically the difference between the neutral wire and the hot wire in your outlet. If the GFCI detects an imbalance in this current, usually as a result of an electrical short caused by moisture, the circuit will trip immediately and cut power to the outlet. This safety feature can prevent serious injuries from shocks and electrocution.
If your GFCI outlet isn’t working, your outlet may be tripped. Unplug any devices from the outlet and make sure the area is dry, then hit the reset button. If this doesn’t fix your problem, you may have another issue. Our St. Jacobs electricians will help you get your GFCI outlet working again.
The safety of your home and your family is our number one concern. We have several options to help make your outlets and your electrical system safer. In addition to installing GFCI outlets, we can install child-resistant outlets, which help prevent young children from trying to insert objects into the receptacles.
We can also install updated power outlets, to make sure you have the latest—and safest—technology in your home. With the increasing power needs of the average family, most older outlets simply aren’t up to the task of providing the power necessary to service a modern home. Home-Pro Electric can update your outlets, replacing the older two-prong, non-polarized outlets with safer polarized three-prong outlets.
Along those same lines, we can help if your home doesn’t have an adequate number of outlets. Instead of plugging in multiple power strips and drawing more and more power from a single source, our electricians can give you advice on where you might be able to add more outlets to better distribute your power usage.
You might also consider installing smart outlets, which allow you to control appliances and fixtures with your phone, or with devices like Amazon Alexa. Not only can you turn lights on from anywhere in the house, but you can also make sure your appliances are turned off while you’re outside the house, as long as you have Wi-Fi service.
In addition to the outlet safety features we offer, any time we perform work at a service call we include a complimentary 12-point home electrical safety check. We’ll examine your home’s electrical system, looking for potential problems. If we find anything wrong, we’ll work with you to correct the problem quickly and economically.
While problems with your outlets might not seem like a big deal, a faulty outlet can cause electrocution or house fires in an instant. You can trust our certified electricians to fix your outlet issues, giving you the peace of mind of knowing your home and your family will not only stay safe but that your power needs will be met.
Local and Reliable
Contact us at Home-Pro Electric when you need help repairing or replacing your electrical outlets, or if you have any additional electrical needs. We realize issues can arise at any time. That’s why we have electricians available 24/7, to make sure that your home has a steady supply of safe, reliable power. Contact us today to schedule your service call, or to discuss our full list of available services.