Do you have extension cords chained together to get power where you need it? Not only are extension cords and power strips a tripping hazard, but they can also be a fire hazard. It’s best practice to plug directly into a power outlet, and you should never have to chain multiple cords or power strips together. 

Electrical code recommends a grounded power outlet every ten feet in your home for maximum safety. Outlets should be grounded (three-pronged) to prevent excess electrical power from blowing out your electronics and creating a fire. 

Count on Apollo Home for professional residential outlet replacement and installation in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky. 

Signs You Might Need New Outlets

Properly installed electrical components have a long service life, but worn-out or improperly installed components can pose a serious safety hazard. 

Do your outlets show any of these dangerous signs?

  • Sparking or Hot Outlets: If you see sparks, hear zapping, or if the outlet plate is hot to the touch, the outlet needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. This can be a serious fire hazard for your home. 
  • Flickering or Dimming Lights: If you have a lamp plugged into an outlet and the light flickers or dims regularly, this can indicate loose connections or overloaded circuits.
  • Loose Plugs: Does your outlet not hold the plug very well? Loose outlets that cannot secure a plug can be a fire hazard. 
  • Lack of GFCI Outlets: GFCI outlets are special outlets that are used in areas that might get wet, such as in your bathroom or kitchen. In fact, there are electrical codes that require only GFCI outlets to be used within range of any sink or water outlet. You can identify them by the TEST and RESET buttons on the outlet plate. 
  • Insufficient Outlets: If you are constantly using extension cords, it’s time to add more outlets to your home. 
  • Two-Prong Outlets: If your outlets only have room for two prongs, that means they do not have a grounding wire to protect your home from excess electrical surges. A grounding system is considered the minimum protection from power surges. A whole-home surge protector will work together with your grounding system to fully protect your home from electrical surges. 

Schedule an electrical inspection to learn if your outlets are up-to-date and safe to use. 

Apollo Home’s Residential Outlet Services

Our certified electricians offer the following outlet services:

  • Outlet Replacement: We can replace damaged, outdated, or malfunctioning outlets with safe and reliable new ones. 
  • GFCI Outlet Installation: We install GFCI outlets in areas prone to moisture, such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and garages, to protect you and your home from electrical shock. 
  • USB Outlet Installation: Are you tired of never having a USB charging block handy? We can install outlets that include USB charging ports for convenient device charging. 
  • Additional Outlets: Does your room only have one or two outlets? We can add additional outlets to accommodate your modern lifestyle and growing needs. 
  • Recessed Outlet Installation: We can install recessed outlets that blend seamlessly with your walls for a sleek, modern look. 

Choose Apollo Home for expert outlet installation and replacement services in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. Our certified electricians prioritize safety and follow all electrical standards. We’ll identify any problems and recommend the best solution to protect your home. 

Our pricing is always upfront and without hidden fees, so you know exactly what you’ll get for the price quoted. Trust in our top-quality materials and workmanship, and contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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