There are many reasons to replace your aging electrical outlets, whether they stop providing power or suffer damage that makes them a safety hazard. Our team at Gillece Services gives you the best outlet installation services in Pittsburgh, PA, with 24-hour emergency services and insured electricians.
Annual maintenance can prevent electrical emergencies. Consider our Service Partner Program as a way to protect your home and put your mind at ease!
When to Call for Electrical Outlet Repair
Electrical outlets serve as a direct connection from your electronics to your home power system. Any damage or faults in an outlet can put your electrical system at risk and prevent you from using your necessary appliances.
Just like any other appliance, your electrical outlets need to be repaired or replaced for continued service. If you have an outlet that has stopped providing power or if you notice sparks, glowing, or hot temperatures, you should call for outlet repair immediately.
AFCI and GFCI Outlet Installation
When you decide that you need to replace your outlet, you can improve your electrical system’s performance even more by including an upgrade. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) outlets and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are essential additions that protect you from electrical accidents.
An AFCI receptacle protects your home against arcing faults that cause damage to your devices and electrical fires. These faults are especially common in older Pittsburgh homes that still have their original outdated wiring.
In contrast, a GFCI receptacle uses sensors to compare the electrical input currents from each side and cuts off power when it detects a difference. This mechanism protects you and your electronics from surges in electricity that can cause shocks or start fires. Using a GFCI outlet is vital in bathrooms and other areas where electricity is near moisture or water to prevent dangerous situations.
Both outlet options can increase the safety and efficiency of your electrical system. Our experienced electricians can help you choose the type of outlet best for your home when you need a new outlet installation.
Protect devices without an electrical outlet replacement from energy surges with our whole-house surge protector installation.
USB Wall Outlet Upgrades
Many modern devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are compatible with USB charging. Instead of searching for a charging block every time and unplugging other devices to make room, you can install new outlets that support USB charging alongside normal outlets.
USB outlets give you the flexibility to charge your gadget without reducing the functionality of standard appliances like lamps. Installation is fast and easy, and our electricians can also include other upgrades such as a child-proof outlet.