Outlets, Dimmers, Switches, and GFCI Receptacles
Most people don't associate electric with interior design. However, one of the simplest upgrades you can perform to both be safety proactive and modernize the appearance of your home is upgrading the electrical devices. New switches, outlets, dimmers, and GFCI receptacles not only give the room a clean and refreshed look, they also add to the level of safety in your home.
As of the 2011 National Electrical Code, Tamper-Resistant receptacles are required in most areas of your home. These protect both children and adults from accidental electrical shock or arcing. Child proof outlets give you the peace of mind that you deserve.
In addition to what you see on the outside, replacing devices can also prevent possible dangerous situations on the inside. Loose connections can heat up over time, damaged wire insulation can cause arcing, and poor connections can lead to lights dimming. The list goes on and on.
As we all know, there is a risk of electric shock anytime you use electric near water. That is where the GFCI receptacle comes in. A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter will help keep you safe when using electrical items in the bathroom or near the sink in the kitchen. It's an easy and inexpensive way to ensure your safety.
Our Device Replacement Package includes the following:
- Remove old cover plate and device.
- Vacuum out dust and plaster from the electrical box.
- Securely attach the box to the wall if it is loose.
- Thoroughly inspect the insulation on all wires.
- Repair any damaged insulation with heat shrink.
- Inspect and ensure there is a proper ground.
- Re-splice all wires and add a pigtail for the device (no "backstabbing").
- Install new device and cover plate, insulating gasket is optional on exterior walls.
- Test device and clean work area.