Electrical Outlet Installation & Repair
What is an electrical outlet, and why are they important in our home? An electrical outlet is something that is neglected in most homes. Here at Small Jobs Electric, we want to teach you just how important these fixtures are. We also want to warn you of the dangers they can propose. Always contact a certified electrician for proper electrical outlet installation.
What Powers our Outlets?
What power is running into our outlets? To answer this question we must consult Mr. Nikola Tesla. Thanks to his invention of AC (alternating current), the generation and transportation of electricity had never been easier. Virtually all electrical outlets will supply AC, alternating current. The voltage varies in our electrical outlets, between 100 – 127V or 220 – 240V. The frequency will be either 50Hz or 60Hz, depending on the location. Now that we have a basic understanding of what an electrical outlet is, why are they so important? We never think about how much we use them and how most of our household items only work when plugged-in. They not only provide light in dark situations, but they keep us moving from day-to-day.
Electrical Outlets and Safety in our Homes
Now let’s talk about preventative measures to make sure our electrical outlets are operating safely. First, we can discuss proper electrical outlet installation. An overloaded circuit is a danger that can arise in our homes. In some cases, there isn’t always an outlet where you need one. This causes the use of extension cords or devices that could be dangerous. Too many devices plugged into one outlet can be a potential fire hazard. So, if an electrical emergency should arise, please contact Small Jobs Electric immediately!
How can we prevent this from being an issue? Only use as many plugs as you have. In other words, don’t try to plug in more powered devices than you have available electrical outlets. This should keep you from overloading any circuits in your home. Should you need more outlets then available, you could call Small Jobs Electric to wire more outlets into your home. When you need to seek other available methods for adding more outlets, consult with Small Jobs Electric! There are options such as surge protectors, but always consult a licensed electrician when it comes to electrical questions and keeping your home safe.
Electrical Outlet Inspection
Something that can be done for any homeowner, or someone looking to purchase a home, is to have an electrical inspection done on your home. To determine if there are any dangers with the electrical outlets in your home, Small Jobs Electric can perform an electrical inspection. The inspection will also test the circuits in your home. This can warn you of any potential dangers that may be hiding behind your walls.
Having the security of knowing the electrical outlets are working properly in your home can provide great peace of mind for any homeowner. Electrical outlets are rated for certain amperage devices, and what they can properly handle. If you need to power a high amperage device, consult Small Jobs Electric to ensure the best electrical safety. When electrical outlets or circuits need to be replaced or upgraded there is no job too big or small for Small Jobs Electric!
Is there an issue with one of the electrical outlets in your home? Do not delay, call Small Jobs Electric today!
Here is a general list of electrical outlets that you can have wired in your home and much more:
- Electrical Outlet Replacements
- Outdoor Electrical Outlet
- Range Electrical Outlet
- Dryer Electrical Outlet
- Washer Electrical Outlet
- TV Electrical Outlet
- Microwave Electrical Outlet
- General Purpose Electrical Outlet
- Tanning Bed Electrical Outlet
- RV Electrical Outlet
- Garage Electrical Outlet
- Any and all electrical outlets to make your day better.
- Electrical outlets not working, We can fix that too.
- Something you don’t see on this list, don’t worry we do that too.
Please contact us today, for further information about how we can assist you.
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