Do you need to repair or replace malfunctioning outlets? If you have problems with your electrical outlets, you need to find a professional electrician for a safe and effective solution. Elite Electric, Plumbing & Air has a team of highly experienced electricians who can help with all your electrical outlet replacement and installation needs. We are your local Jupiter, FL electricians committed to ensuring your safety and comfort.
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When Should You Have Your Outlets Replaced?
Knowing when to replace your electrical outlets may not always be easy. But here are a few signs to watch out for when considering replacement.
- Aging outlets: In addition to being an eyesore, an aging outlet can easily succumb to electrical issues.
- Outdated outlets: Outdated outlets may also be risky. If you’re still using outlets that can no longer keep up with your current demands, consider replacing them with new ones.
- Wear and tear: Like most things, outlets are prone to wear and tear, which can lead to poor or loose connections. Consequently, this can cause excessive heat buildup with the potential to ignite a fire.
- Appliance upgrades: If you’re planning to add or upgrade some appliances in your home, then it might be time to replace your outlets.
Common Electrical Switch Problems
- Broken switch mechanism
- Circuit breaker trip or fuse burnout
- Flickering of lights
- Buzzing, glowing or overheating switches
Most of these problems can be fixed with a simple light switch repair by a professional electrician.
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What Are GFCI Outlets?
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets exist to protect people from electric shocks. Unlike a fuse, the GFCI is integrated into the outlet itself. When you plug in an appliance, for example, the GFCI outlet constantly monitors the amount of power going into the device. If it detects a slight flow of electricity to a grounded item, such as a person, it immediately shuts off the flow of electricity. Over the years, GFCI outlets have been required in locations such as kitchens, basements, garages, and around plumbing equipment.