ELECTRICAL OUTLETS & SWITCHES
Installation, Repair, and Troubleshooting by TEST Electric
The electrical outlet has been a standard for homes for a long time. In fact, by the 1930s there were so many different kinds of electrical outlets that standardization became an ongoing problem. Fortunately for us, electrical outlets are fairly uniform across every home and apartment. The NEC (National Electrical Code) has clear standards in place for outlet placement and type.
The electrical outlets in your home are designed to help protect you from connecting the wrong types of devices into them. It’s not usually an issue since homes operate off 110-120 volts of AC electricity. But some of the circuits in our homes use a higher voltage level (for specific appliances or heavy load devices such as some power machinery).
You’ve also noticed, no doubt, that outlets in bathrooms, garages, and near the sink in the kitchen all come equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for the sake of safety. You can tell which outlets in your home have ground fault protection by the “TEST” and “RESET” button on them. It’s important to test GFCI outlets every month to ensure proper operation.
Knowing the differences between outlets, where they belong, and how to properly install a new circuit behind the outlet are things best left to professional electricians. Because while replacing an outlet with an identical one is simple, installing a new circuit in your home is dangerous and difficult work.
TEST Electric is well-versed in the installation and repair of electrical receptacles, so we offer (with same-day service):
- Outlet & Switch Troubleshooting
- GFCI Testing and Installation
- AFCI Testing and Installation
- Outlet & Switch Upgrades
- New Outlet Installation
- Outlet Placement and Addition Design
Wall Controls & Switches
Just as important as well-placed outlets are easily accessible wall controls. TEST Electric is your go-to team of electricians for the installation and repair of multi-location wall switches, remote controls, and light dimmers.
Whether you simply need a new switch installed for a single fixture, or want to install multiple switches throughout a room for easy access, we have a wealth of experience and switch types available for you. We’ll even help to cut new junction boxes and run new wiring and circuits to help install your controls the way you want them. From simple switches to full home automation interfaces, we do it all!
For troubleshooting, repair, and installation of any and all wall controls or electrical outlets, call TEST Electric today at (985) 863-5510!