Signs to Replace an Electrical Outlet

When was the last time you inspected your home’s electrical outlets? For some homeowners, that could have been the other day — but for others, that might have happened years ago. While it might seem harmless to ignore your outlets, it’s quite dangerous to do so. If you’re not sure whether or not your electrical outlets have seen better days, here are some things to details to observe.

Abnormally Hot Outlets

Sometimes, when you plug a cord into an outlet, the actual outlet might be hot when you touch it. Granted, this might seem okay in some homeowners’ eyes, but it can be quite dangerous if ignored for some time. The reason why an outlet typically tends to get hot is that there might be damaged wiring behind the plate. The minute you notice this, it’s essential to contact a trusted, licensed professional right away to fix the problem at hand.

Have Seen Better Days

Do you happen to know how old the outlets are in your home? For some homeowners, the outlets that currently reside in their walls have been around for years. While they might work fine, there is a chance that they might need to be rewired or brought up to current electrical code. Failing to do so could result in a potential problem down the road.

Receiving Shocks

There’s nothing worse than plugging something in and getting an electrical shock in the process. If this is the case in your home, then the source of the problem must be examined immediately. Sometimes, it could be the product you’re plugging in, while other times, it could be the outlet itself.

If your electrical outlets have seen better days, then you might want to schedule an electrical system inspection with our team. Contact Fox & Sons at (800) 716-4990 to learn more about this service and how your home can benefit from it.