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10 February 2015
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Replacing Electrical Outlets in Minneapolis?

10 February 2015, Comments 0

Replacing electrical outlets in Minneapolis?

Many homeowners are under the impression that replacing electrical outlets in Minneapolis is a simple task which can be performed themselves or by a handyman. The common phone call our dispatchers receive usually goes like this: “My husband was replacing some outlets in the kitchen this weekend and we heard a popping sound and now nothing works…”

Although replacing outlets may seem simple, there are a number of factors and wiring methods to consider that will help ensure the safety of anyone using the outlet in the future.blog cut down joe

Here are some important questions to consider:

  1. Are you confident that the circuit is de-energized?
  2. Is the wiring in good condition?
  3. Is the circuit properly protected at the electrical panel?
  4. Is the wiring system properly grounded?
  5. Is the outlet to be replaced controlled by a switch?
  6. Is the replacement outlet tamper resistant?
  7. Is GFCI or AFCI protection required?

If you cannot confidently answer any of these questions, it is time to get a licensed professional involved. Give us a call at 612-587-2777 to get your outlets replaced properly.

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