The plastic cover (faceplate) is cracked or broken:
The faceplate of your outlets is there for your protection. The arc of electricity going from the terminals to your appliance can transfer to you if the cover is cracked or broken and can ignite nearby objects.
Your outlet(s) feels warm or has heat marks:
The minute you notice an outlet is warm to the touch or has marks like it’s been burned, you need to turn the breaker off for that outlet and call an electrician. A hot outlet can spark a fire if an object is close to it – or cause electrocution.
Cords are easily removed or fall out of the outlet:
Cords should be tightly plugged into an outlet at all times. If a cord can be easily removed or falls out when it’s touched, your outlet needs repair or replacement to avoid electrical arcs from shocking you or shooting into the wall.
Your house still has 2-prong outlets:
The only time you’ve ever probably thought twice about this is when you go to plug in something with three prongs and you can’t. Homes built before 1965 originally had 2-prong outlets. Although many of these houses have been updated to 3-prong outlets, some still have the 2-prong outlets.
Starting in 1965, the National Electrical Code required all homes to be built with 3-prong outlets, introducing the ground wire. The 2-prong outlets are not grounded, meaning you can easily be shocked, fires can start easier and appliances can be damaged if there’s a power surge. Updating your home to 3-prong outlets will not only increase the safety of your house but give your peace of mind, as well.
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USB and GFCI Outlet Installation
Even if you’re not experiencing any of the problems above, maybe it’s just time for an update. Many devices today, like phones and tablets, use a USB charging port. USB wall outlet installation is a popular update, adding value to your home and ease to your life. Instead of keeping track of the USB block your phone has to have to plug into the wall, you can plug directly into the outlet.
Another update your house should have to keep you safe and prevent electrocution is a GFCI outlet. These outlets are placed in areas of high moisture, like a kitchen or bathroom sink. This outlet constantly monitors for disruption in the electrical flow – so if something touches water, the outlet immediately stops the flow of electricity.
Benchmark Electrical Services is dedicated to our customers and their safety. We’re the electrical outlet replacement company Frisco homeowners depend on.
If you’re experiencing problems with your outlets, contact us today to restore your safety and peace of mind!