Outstanding Seattle Outlet Repairs
Electricity is one of the most important and essential parts of modern life, so much so that it's easy to take it for granted. Most people don't give much consideration to their power outlets, but if they aren't kept in excellent condition, they can easily fall into disrepair, and that can be extremely dangerous. Faulty electrical outlets are more than just an inconvenience, and they could end up causing electrical fires, property damage, or even serious injury to you or anyone in your home.
At NW Electricians Today, we strive to provide all of our clients with the absolute best electrical services possible, and that means ensuring that your electrical system is as safe as possible. If you've noticed any problems with your outlets, do not wait to have them repaired. Call our professional Seattle Electricians for Seattle outlet repairs immediately.
Importance of Outlet Repairs
Outlets are used very frequently, so they quickly go through a lot of wear-and-tear. If an outlet is loose, you may notice that anything plugged into it flickers, or doesn't receive any electricity at all, and it's very important that you have it repaired or replaced. You should also probably replace anytwo-pronged outlets in your home, and you should make sure that you have GFCI or AFCI outlets installed where they are necessary.
Our electricians can help you make sure that all of the outlets in your Seattle home are as safe and functional as possible. Call us for an electrical safety inspection, and we can help you determine whether or not your outlets need to be repaired or replaced in order to keep your home safe. Ensuring that your electrical system is as safe as possible is extremely important, as an electrical system with any problems can be a huge safety hazard.
GFCI and AFCI Outlets
GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) and AFCIs (arc fault circuit interrupters) are two outlet devices that can keep your Seattle home's electrical system safe. Here's how they work:
GFCIs help prevent you or anyone else in your home from being shocked or electrocuted by any electrical equipment. They work by monitoring the difference between hot and neutral wires, and they will instantly break the circuit if an imbalance is detected. These devices can prevent serious injuries in the event of a malfunction with any piece of electrical equipment.
Arc faults occur when an electrical current veers off its intended path. They can be caused by nearly anything, from a fallen tree or damaged wiring in your Seattle home. AFCIs detect arc faults and cut off the circuit before it can overheat. They are estimated to prevent between 50% and 75% of fires that would otherwise occur.
Our professionals can make sure these devices are present where they are needed in your home.
When you have circuit breaker trip in your Seattle home, you have to get your electricity working again by going outside, out to the garage, or down to your basement to flip the breaker back on. And if this becomes a recurring problem, it doesn’t take long for it to get extremely frustrating. More importantly, frequently tripping circuit breakers can signify very dangerous electric problems.
DIY projects are becoming more and more popular all the time, and it's east to see why. They can be fun and they're very satisfying, plus you'll be improving your home and saving money on labor costs. However, there are some projects that you never want to attempt on your own, and electrical repairs are definitely among them.