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  Apr 19 2019

Should I Replace Two-Prong Outlets?

Are you planning to replace the two-prong outlets in your home with the newer three-prong outlets? You need to read the contents below.

 For safety reasons, you may consider replacing the two-pronged outlets, the reason being that most are ungrounded, hence they can increase risks of electric shocks, electrical fires, and damage to expensive appliances. It makes a lot of sense to consult Mr. Electric Of Katy if you are planning to replace your two-pronged outlets. 

The Dangers of Two-prong Outlets 

Every outlet must be grounded. In addition to the live wire and the neutral wire, there must be a third wire to ensure that the excess electricity supplied to the outlet is diverted before it causes serious fatalities. Grounding of excess electricity will direct excess electricity to the ground where it is absorbed safely. 

Is it Hard to Switch from Two-prong to Three-prong Outlets?

The safest way to change a two-prong to the three-prong outlet is to have a ground wire. A professional installation is very important when adding a ground wire to the main electrical panel in the home. It also involves running the ground wire to an underground outlet. If all outlets in your home are two-pronged then there is a high chance that your home is not grounded either. Please give us a call at Mr. Electric Of Katy and we will conduct an inspection of your home’s electrical system and provide proper grounding services in addition to switching from two-prong to three-prong outlets. 

Still Living in an Old Home? You need an Electrical Grounding of Your Home

If you are not the first owner of your current home, you should not assume that its electrical systems have been remodeled. Even if the home has three-prong outlets, do not assume that they have been properly grounded. Many uncertified electricians may assume that the replacement of two-prong outlets in your home with three-prong outlets means they were automatically grounded.

 An adequate inspection of your electrical system will ensure that the previous homeowners don’t put your life and the lives of your entire household at risk. There are some home fire accident checklists we will use to ensure that your electrical systems are in good working order and also, properly grounded. This same procedure is also necessary for commercial premises that are old.  

Mr. Electric Of Katy Provides 100% Reliable and Guaranteed Electrical Services

Whether you want to replace your two-prong outlets with the three-prong outlets, or you have the three-prong outlets already installed but not grounded properly, you can rely on Mr. Electric Of Katy electrical technicians to carry out 100% reliable and guaranteed services. we do have the modern tools and technical expertise offered by our certified, fully insured and bonded technicians, hence your electrical systems are in good hands. 

Do not delay the grounding of your electrical system in your home or office premise because you don’t know when a power surge could lead to some electrical fire accidents. Give us a call at Mr. Electric Of Katy, and we will be right there to help you. 

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