Let’s be honest — the only time you probably think about your electricity is when you see a bulb out in a light socket or a plug doesn’t work. Even with the best electrical work, outlets aren’t designed to last a lifetime and can start to malfunction over time. If it’s been a while since you checked yours out, here are a few signs it’s time to upgrade your outlets.
You only have a couple three-pronged outlet.
A lot of plugs these days use three prongs — especially ones used by appliances, hairdryers, cleaning tools. Thing is, not every home has an abundance of three-prong outlets available to use. If you find yourself constantly running around trying to find a spot to use a three-prong plug, it’s time to upgrade your outlets and install more.
Your circuit breaker is always tripping.
If your circuit breaker is always tripping, that’s a sign that your outlets can’t handle the amount of electricity flowing through it. If this happens in your home more often than not, you should seriously consider upgrading your outlets to allow them to handle the electricity voltage.
You have a lot of outlets near potential water hazards.
Since you were little, you’ve been told electricity and water don’t mix. If you have a lot of outlets near areas that could be affected by flooding or water damage — basements, garages, low to the ground in general — you should upgrade your outlets to protect you and your family from electrocution in the event of a water accident.
When it comes to upgrading your home’s electrical outlets, trust the experts at Ace Solves It All. We’ve been in the electrical business in the Orlando, FL area since 1994, and there’s no job too large or small for our team of experienced electricians to handle. We also provide a 5-year warranty on all our electrical work, and we’ll treat your home as if it were our own. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.