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Electrical Outlet Services in Upper Darby

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Whether you are just moving into a new home or you are interested in replacing your current outlets, our Upper Darby electricians at Martella Electric can provide you with the electrical services that you need. Many older homes are limited to just one or two outlets in each room. Our experienced professionals are happy to install more outlets in the common rooms of your home where they might be needed. We are fully licensed and certified to perform any type of outlet repairs as well.

Benefits of Installing Outlets

When considering the installation of electrical outlets, many overlook the benefits they’ll receive by adding receptacles or upgrading existing outlets.

Some of the common benefits homeowners find include:

  • Convenience: Most families have countless electrical appliances and equipment that require electricity to operate. Even cordless tools and other battery-operated items need electricity to charge their batteries.
  • Safety: When you do not have enough electrical outlets, you may be tempted to plug too many appliances into one circuit by using extension cords, power strips or other such devices. That practice could create a dangerous situation and possibly pose a fire hazard.
  • Adherence to electrical code: According to the National Electrical Code, all electrical outlets located in kitchens, bathrooms, crawlspaces, garages, and outdoors must have GFCI protection. Those sites are more likely to be damp, have concrete or earthen floors or have moisture present, which exposes you to greater risk for electrical shock. Most codes also require GFCIs in outlets near swimming pools and whirlpools as well as in unfinished basements.

Our reliable Upper Darby electricians work hard to ensure the proper function of your electrical outlets. Get in contact with us by calling (484) 341-7113.

Common Reasons for Installing Outlets

House upgrades, renovation, and repairs are among the most common reasons cited for the installation of electrical outlets. At Martella Electric, we find that most homeowners want the additional convenience of additional electrical outlets while maintaining or improving safety.

Some of the most common applications for new outlets are:

  • Kitchen or bathroom GFCI outlets: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, or GFCI outlets, can prevent electrical shock. Required in specific areas of the home where electrical devices are used in proximity to water like kitchens and bathrooms, GFCI outlets are designed to protect people from electrical shock. GFCIs measure the amount of electricity going through the device and if they sense a fluctuation of more than 0.005 amps, they disconnect the power quickly enough to prevent serious injury. Understandably this a popular safety feature and GFCI outlet installation should be performed in every home.
  • Grounded electrical outlets: With an additional ground wire to carry electricity away in the event of a failure, grounded electrical outlets are a safety feature that every home should have. Offering an additional layer of safety, grounded outlets can be identified by the presence of three prongs, versus the ungrounded outlet which features only two. If your home was constructed before 1960, it is likely that you have ungrounded outlets which can present a safety concern. Our customers are thankful that our Upper Darby electricians can replace them for a great price.
  • Outdoor electrical outlets: Many people are discovering the joys of spending more time outside on their decks or patios, and they usually appreciate having electricity available for various uses. The use of electric bug-zappers, fans, stereos, radios, or televisions are nice any time of the year. Strings of lights surrounding decks or patios create lovely atmospheres, and brighter lights or lamps can illuminate the areas without the use of bonfires.
  • Entertainment equipment: As entertainment equipment becomes more sophisticated and popular, you may acquire more gadgets that need electricity to run or recharge. It is neither safe nor convenient to have numerous cords and wires snaking along the floor, so it makes sense to install additional outlets to accommodate extra equipment.
  • Holiday lights: No matter the occasion, holiday lights provide a special atmosphere that everyone will appreciate and an outdoor electrical outlet will make creating your light displays easy. Outdoor GFCI outlets will ensure that your display will be as safe as it is attractive, whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Common Reasons for Replacing Electrical Receptacles

Electrical outlets are usually durable, generally lasting for years, but they can occasionally malfunction.

At Martella Electric, our team replaces outlets for many reasons, several of which include:

  • Malfunctions: Age and normal use can cause malfunctioning outlets that can be a fire hazard and a nuisance. We regularly replace these outlets to keep homeowners safe.
  • Damaged outlets: Poor wiring and rough usage often causes damage that requires a complete replacement. Symptoms include sparks, overheating, and loose wiring. These should be replaced immediately to keep your home safe.
  • Safety: Electricitoutlets that are damaged can cause sparks, fire, and smoke. These require immediate replacement so you are not left with a big problem.

Whether you are planning a major renovation of your home or you simply want to increase the number of electrical outlets in your house, Martella Electric can help.

Get in touch with our Upper Darby electrical outlet repair team today to schedule your service call! You can contact us at (484) 341-7113.

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