Waterloo Outlet Repairs
Electrical outlet repair is a crucial part of maintaining the health of your system. Outlets help to power dozens of our devices and appliances every week. But over time, this can cause a great deal of wear and tear on our electrical systems. As we constantly plug and unplug different items, electrical outlet connections can start to deteriorate. This is a problem since loose connections not only prevent your device from working but also pose a serious fire hazard.
Home-Pro Electric has a team of certified technicians that can assist homeowners in Waterloo, with quality outlet repair, replacement, or installation. We guarantee our work and will complete your job following current codes and safety standards. We are the ideal choice for Waterloo residents looking to update their home’s electrical system. We assist with:
- Indoor and Outdoor Outlet Repair and Installation
- Installation and Repair of GFCI Outlets
- Floor Outlets, and more!
The Importance of Outlet Maintenance
Your outlets are one of the most dangerous fixtures in your home. That is because it is one of the areas where all electrical connections meet, and temperature fluctuations cause the wire and insulation to expand and contract. These fluctuations can weaken the materials over time.
Most electrical fires that occur happen due to a faulty outlet. This usually occurs when there is a gap that forms between two electrodes on an electricity bridge. This occurrence is extremely dangerous and is the culprit behind many of these types of fires.
In modern homes, you will find that there are several outlets included in each space. As the home ages, so too will your outlets, and at some point, they may need repair or replacement. This is especially true if you recently experienced an electrical shortage or surge. Home-Pro Electric has a team of experienced, licensed technicians in Waterloo, to help evaluate your systems and formulate an appropriate plan of action.
Generally, homes that are more than 30 years old will have aluminum wiring and connections in the outlets. This type of wiring is not equipped to handle the electrical loads of today’s modern homes. If your home has aluminum wiring, it will need to be replaced with copper wiring, and your outlets will need to be updated as well.
Benefits of Installing GFCI Outlets
Although some older homes may be fortunate enough to have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters) installed, not all of them do. Modern homes, on the other hand, are required to have them in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, outdoors, and other areas where moisture may be present. There are several benefits to ensuring your home is outfitted with GFCI outlets:
Prevents damaged appliances – If water happens to get into an outlet where an appliance or other device is plugged in, this can cause a dangerous electrical shock that damages the item and/or causes harm to someone in your home. GFCI outlets are designed to break the current before this happens.
Fire prevention – When an electrical current leaves a circuit, this can directly cause an electrical fire. GFCI outlets shut down the power anytime irregularities are detected.
Significantly reduce the risk of shock and electrocution – GFCI outlets monitor the flow of electricity in and out of an appliance. This technology will detect if there is a sudden change in the current, and then shut your power off to prevent any potential shock from occurring.
Enhance Home Safety with AFCI Outlets
Arc-fault interrupters play an important role in maintaining the safety of your electrical system, by protecting you from the danger that could result from arcing. This usually occurs when overheating causes damage to your wiring or a device. The equipment helps prevent danger by shutting down the outlet to stop any damage from occurring. Installing this equipment requires a simple update to your electrical panel. It’s a job that our pros will be able to handle for you with ease.
Modernize your Electrical Outlets
Most modern-day devices do not use a standard plugin. USB outlets have become a popular option since most devices now have USB Capabilities. Our team can add USB outlets to home offices, bedrooms, kitchens, or anywhere you prefer so that you can charge your electronics anywhere in your living space. It’s a super convenient option to have on hand for those moments when a standard outlet just won’t cut it.
When is it Time to Call a Licensed Electrician in Waterloo?
Electrical outlets can go bad for what seems like absolutely no reason at all. If you notice burning smells when devices are plugged in, or if you notice discoloration or noises near your outlets, you need to immediately unplug your device and contact an electrician. Usually, these are signs that your outlet needs repair or replacement to prevent an electrical fire.
Electrical work can be dangerous, which is why we recommend that homeowners leave it to the experts. A simple mistake can cause more damage to your system and also cause serious injury. We have a solid reputation for providing reliable, quality work. Give our team at Home-Pro Electric a call today to get started!