Electrical Outlets: Installation & Replacement
These days, we use more electricity in our homes than ever. And one thing is certain—there almost never seem to be enough outlets when you need them Whether just moved into a new house or have out grown the capacity of your existing electrical system, HJC Electric can help you improve your home with new or upgraded outlets. Frequently many older homes have only one or two electrical outlets in each room. While adequate at the time of construction, the needs of today’s families often demand more. Here at HJC Electric we can install new outlets for microwaves, computers, freezers, air conditions or anything else that you may need an additional outlet installed.
We also replace existing outlets that are malfunctioning or outdated. Electrical outlets are usually very durable and can last for years, however at times they do malfunction. At HJC Electric, we replace electrical outlets for a variety of reasons:
- Malfunction – Common use and age can cause an electrical outlet to malfunction, which requires the replacement of an electrical outlet. Often a malfunctioning outlet cannot only be a nuisance, but also a fire hazard so we regularly replace malfunctioning outlets to help homeowners enjoy their home while remaining safe.
- Damage – Rough use and poor wiring can cause damage that requires the replacement of electrical outlets. Overheating and sparking are frequent symptoms of damaged electrical outlets with loose wire terminals or poor internal contacts. Needless to say, damaged receptacles should be repaired immediately to ensure continued service and eliminate any hazard.
- Safety – Electricity offers incredible convenience and comfort, however it must be used carefully which requires a focus on safety. Damaged electrical outlets or receptacles that spark, feel hot or smoke are unsafe and require attention to ensure that a small inconvenience doesn’t develop into a much greater problem
Child Proof Outlets
Child Proof outlets also called Tamper Resistant outlets or Tamper Proof receptacles are a simple and easy way to protect children from serious injuries or death that continue to happen every year. As of 2008 the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires their installation in all new homes.
Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles. It is estimated that there are six to 12 child fatalities a year related to this.
Because constant supervision is nearly impossible, child proof outlets protect your children or grandchildren from possibly fatal injuries.
At just a few dollars per outlet, you can bring your home up to code and make it safer for your family by having child proof outlets installed.
Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles. It is estimated that there are six to 12 child fatalities a year related to this.*
GFCI outlets are used in areas like the kitchen, bathroom, garages or where an outlet may come into contact with water and the risk of electrical shock is greater. GFCI outlets help protect you from electrical hazards by monitoring the amount of electricity flowing in a circuit and tripping the circuit if an imbalance is detected. Should an imbalance be detected the GFCI will trip stopping the flow of electricity and protecting you from a potential shock hazard or fire.*
USB receptacle outlets are great as they eliminate the need for bulky USB adapters that take up valuable outlet space. They are especially useful by the bed, or near counter tops where we keep all kinds of USB-equipped devices, phones, tablets, and e-readers. HJC Electric can install these outlets for you in a relatively short amount of time *