GFCI Outlet Wiring, Electrical Switch Services
Replacement and repair of outlets is a popular service in our field. There are several issues that may cause a homeowner to contact an electrician regarding their outlets. Whether they aren’t functioning at all or just can’t seem to hold a plug in place, you may need to swap out your old outlets for some new ones.
Our team at 1888 Electrical Services has been providing quality service to Colorado businesses and homeowners for all of their switch and outlet problems for decades. We want you to be comfortable when we enter your home or business, so all of our electricians must go through rigorous background checks and regular drug screenings to be on our staff. If you are in Colorado and require professional electrical replacement and repair services reach out to us today at (970) 702-7660.
Outlet & Switch Safety
People sometimes believe that replacing an electrical outlet is a straightforward DIY job. If you are not experienced and knowledgeable with electrical wiring, this idea could be hazardous. Unless you are trained on electrical repairs, leave it to a certified electrician. 1888 Electrical Services will make your repair and replacement safely and quickly.
It’s a good idea to consult us on switch or outlet repair and replacement here in Colorado when:
- Using a certain outlet keeps tripping breakers
- The outlet faceplate feels warm or hot
- A failed GFCI test
- Sparks occur when plugging something in
- Switch or outlet is not working
- A rotten egg smell is coming from an outlet
- Plugs won’t stay in
If you have witnessed any of the above issues when using your outlet or switch, call 1888 Electrical Services to set up a convenient service appointment.
Outlet Repair & Installation
Are you fed up with those small electrical shocks from using that one outlet or switch? More than likely you require replacement and repair services for your outlet or switch.
In today’s world, everything we do involves being plugged in. Whether it’s your cellphone, tablet, computer, or other major appliances, outlets play an increasingly important role in your home. Keeping your outlets and switches maintained and functional helps to save you money. 1888 Electrical Services is your local, certified team of electricians ready to provide effective and affordable outlet/switch repair and installation services today. Along with functional switches and outlets, your main breaker panel has to be in amazing working condition as well. Reach us at (970) 702-7660 to talk about evaluating and repairing your breaker panel.
What Is a GFCI Outlet?
You are required to have GFCI outlets in the areas of your house which have the highest risk of electrical shock like bathrooms, kitchens, and garages. You will see the “reset” and “test” buttons on the face of a GFCI outlet as an identifier. By “checking” how much current is flowing through that circuit, these outlets can keep you safe from electrical danger. The GFCI immediately shuts off power to the outlet when it receives a large imbalance of current in the circuit.
How to Operate a GFCI Outlet
When the GFCI outlet cuts electricity off in a normal situation, simply hit the “reset” button to return power. GFCI outlets are very sensitive when compared to the circuit breakers on your main panel, and so are dependable to detect much smaller changes in your electricity. They are specifically designed to stop electricity from flowing quickly enough to prevent an electric shock from affecting your heartbeat. This crucial safety feature means you should be testing every GFCI outlet in your home on a monthly basis.