Replacing an Outlet? Time to Call an Electrician
Posted on: February 24, 2015
Residents of Oldsmar like to take charge in their home and perform all kinds of small home improvement tasks on their own. However, there are a couple of things, particularly electrical repairs, which should simply be left to professionals.
Changing an electrical outlet, for example, is one of the projects you should not attempt unless you have the proper knowledge and training needed to work safely with electricity. Hiring an expert will help you avoid a lot of trouble while trying to update your outlets. Take a second to consider the following reasons to hire someone experienced in the field:
- Finding the Right Replacement: Receptacles are usually 15 or 20 Amp. The type you need depends on the circuit breaker installed in your home. The main difference between these two is the size of the wires. You’ll also need to determine whether your Oldsmar home has grounded wiring or not, which can make shopping for a replacement receptacle difficult if you are unsure what exactly you need. Selecting the wrong receptacle will result in less protection from electrical shocks.
- Gathering the Tools: Some simple electrical tools and supplies are required for this type of project. Screwdrivers and a voltage tester are two of the basics, but it’s always difficult to know exactly what you’ll need until you see what the situation in front of you looks like. Experts will always have all of the necessary tools and equipment to get the job done.
- Handling the Wires: While the first safety measure to take in any electrical repair project is to turn off the power at the source, even after this is done you still risk getting hurt in the process. What’s more, if you are not familiar with the process, you might execute something incorrectly when reconnecting the wires, which may later lead to safety issues in your home.
To avoid running into any problems when you need to replace an outlet in your Oldsmar home, get in touch with the Midway staff. Thanks to our certified electricians, you can be sure that any electrical repair or projects you have can be done quickly and safely. Whenever you need to work with electricity, remember that with Midway, One Call Does It All. Our team is always ready to assist you!