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Importance Of Replacing Old Outlets And Switches

November 11, 2021

Importance Of Replacing Old Outlets And Switches

Electrical outlets and switches are an integral part of an electrical system. These pieces of hardware allow us to connect various electrical devices to electrical current. Switches are used to allow or inhibit the flow of electric current. If your electrical outlets and switches are cracked, hot to the touch, outdated, or discolored, it may be time to call an electrician to replace them. Faulty outlets and switches can cause damage to your electrical devices and present a danger to you and your family. If it's time for electrical outlet replacement, call Beall Contracting to get the job done.

Here are the benefits of replacing old outlets and switches...

  • Secure Outlets

Old, cracked, worn-out, or improperly installed outlets can be a potential fire hazard and emit electrical shock. Old outlets are less effective due to lack of grounding and wear and tear. Upgraded outlets come with safety features that reduce the chance of electrical shock during overloads and short circuits.

Moreover, new electrical outlets and switches allow you to use more appliances, provide better safeguards against electrical fires, and eliminate the problem of plugs falling out.

  • Stay Up to Code

There are certain electrical code requirements that property owners are required to follow when installing electrical systems in order to maximize efficiency and minimize the risk of injury. The code can change from time to time, so old electrical outlets and switches may not be up to code. Installing new outlets and switches could be a great way to stay up to code and protect your home from the hazards that come with damaged outlets and switches.

  • Increase Your Home’s Value

Although this isn't a reason most property owners think about replacing electrical outlets and switches, it comes in handy when it's time to sell your home. Old and faulty electrical outlets can lower your home’s resale value. On the other hand, newer outlets provide a sense of safety, thereby helping you to get the attention of potential home buyers.

How Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Old Outlets and Switches?

  • The outlet is not working
  • Scorch marks and melted sections on outlets
  • Sparks and burning smells
  • Plugs fall out easily
  • Outlets feel hot to the touch
  • Flickering lights
  • Buzzing or cracking sounds coming out of electrical outlets
  • Cracked outlet covers
  • Your outlets aren’t grounded

If you have any of these issues with your outlets and switches, call Beall Contracting to request an electrical outlet replacement as soon as possible.

Many homeowners do not pay much attention to their outlets and switches until they stop working or pose a serious threat to the occupants of a home. Outdated electrical outlets can cause damage to electrical devices, increase your risk of electrocution, and result in energy inefficiencies.

When it comes to electrical outlet replacement, it is highly important to hire knowledgeable and experienced electricians to do the job. At Beall Contracting, we provide reliable electrical outlet replacement and many other electrical services at competitive rates.