There are many reasons to install, replace and update electrical receptacles in your home. During remodeling or just changing the layout of a room, adding receptacles provides design options. The way you use a room often changes whether you turn a bedroom into a home office or repurpose the garage into a fitness space. Safe and secure access to electricity is important. Trust Sanborn’s licensed electricians with the installation of electrical receptacles.
When to Install a New Receptacle
Electrical receptacles, outlets and boxes are designed with features to provide safe access to electricity. Properly installed receptacle boxes and outlets are so well integrated into our lives, we often don’t consider the dangers of electricity. A brief consideration of how you use outlets throughout your home and checking the condition of electrical receptacles is a worthwhile exercise. Sanborn’s offers solutions for any issues you experience.
Common Reasons to Install Receptacles
Remodeling, Room Additions, Repurposed Spaces
The most common reason to install a new receptacle is during a remodel or during a room addition to your home. Certified electricians at Sanborn’s will listen to your energy needs and create the best plan for your space.
Another reason to consider new receptacles is when you repurpose a room. New receptacles can reduce the need for powerstrips and extension cords. Installing GFCI outlets should be considered under certain circumstances.
If any outlet no longer works, the receptacle should be replaced. While this seems like a common sense issue, outlets may fail for many reasons. Sanborn’s will install a new receptacle and advise if there are other issues within your electrical system.
Lamps may flicker and appliances may surge for a number of reasons. Aging receptacles may need to be replaced. The outlet may not be capable of meeting the demands. Our professional electricians will help determine the best solution to protect the expensive appliances.
Plugs Fall Out
What may seem like an annoyance is potentially dangerous. If plugs are loose, arcing may occur. A plug that falls out of an outlet, indicates a faulty receptacle. Installing a new receptacle with Sanborn’s should be scheduled in a timely manner.
Cracked or Chipped Plate
Damaged receptacles should be replaced. Dust and debris can collect in cracks risking fire and arcing.
Warm or Hot to Touch
Receptacles that feel warm or hot indicate worn, damaged or improper installation. These receptacles should not be used until our electricians inspect and fix the issue.
Burning or Melting
Any damage to an electrical receptacle is cause for attention. Burns on the outlet or cover plate indicate potential danger within your wiring. You should immediately contact Sanborn’s to address and fix these risks.
The Benefits of Working with Sanborn’s
We have a team of certified electricians with years of experience. You don’t need to adapt to issues within your current electrical system. We are able to install new receptacles to suit your lifestyle. Most importantly, our team will make sure your system is safe and stable. We will quickly diagnose the cause, listen to your concerns and provide the best recommendations to install receptacles. We have serviced the community since 1949 and are deeply committed to providing the best service to you. Contact us today to schedule service.