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When is it time to upgrade your outlets?

Wall outlets are the primary point of interaction most homeowners have with their electrical systems. Those of us who aren’t electricians may never open our circuit boxes, but we plug and unplug things from our outlets every day. Those outlets don’t last forever.

Don’t Take Your Outlets for Granted

Given their steady, reliable performance delivering electricity to our appliances and devices, it’s tempting to take our outlets for granted, but they do have a lifespan.

Why should you care? Old outlets can turn into safety hazard. Sometimes, the wires connected to the outlets become loose or frayed, creating an immediate fire danger – but this can be prevented by installing new outlets.

When to Bring in an Electrician

The easiest way to know when you need to update your outlets is to have an electrician inspect your home. There are also other warning signs that can clue you in when it’s time to make a change:

  • You live in a home that is more than a few decades old
  • There are visible sparks when you plug in your devices
  • The circuits in your home get tripped frequently
  • Sockets in the outlet become wiggly or loose

If you need a hand upgrading your outlets or other parts of your electrical system, give us a call we will send out one of our expert A-TEMP electricians.

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