Keeping a residential electrical system functional isn’t easy. With all of the different electrical components in a home, maintaining them can feel like a full-time job. Functional electrical outlets are something most people take for granted.

The average home has around 75 electrical outlets. As the outlets in your home start to age, they may start to show signs of wear. There will come a time when one or more of your outlets will need to be replaced. Here are some reasons why changing out your existing electrical outlets is a good idea.

1. Plugs Are Falling Out Of Your Electrical Outlets

Homeowners use electrical outlets to power everything from their refrigerators to home theater equipment. When you plug the cord from appliances or electronics into an outlet, you need to make sure it is snug. If the plug in question keeps falling out of the electrical outlet, you need to do something to address this problem.

In most cases, this problem will be caused by a damaged electrical outlet. The best way to keep this problem from happening again is by investing in new outlets. An experienced electrician can help you choose the right replacement outlets. Once the new outlets have been selected, the electrician can get them installed quickly.

2. Tons of Cosmetic Blemishes

Inspecting the electrical outlets in your home routinely is a good idea. During this inspection, you need to make note of any blemishes or cosmetic defects that are present. Small cracks and chips in faceplates and outlets can create lots of problems.

Cracks in your faceplate can allow dust and dirt to accumulate on the inside of the outlet. This material can act as kindling. If wires inside of your outlet create an electrical arc, this material could ignite and cause major damage. By replacing your cracked electrical outlets, you can prevent this damage.

3. Multiple Outlets Aren’t Working

One of the worst things a homeowner can encounter is an electrical outlet that won’t work. If multiple electrical outlets in your home aren’t working, then it is your job to figure out why. The best way to get to the root cause of this problem is by allowing an experienced electrician to take a look.

If the electrician decides that this problem is being caused by outdated electrical outlets, they will suggest you replace them. With new electrical outlets, you can keep the appliances and electronics in your home powered with ease.

4. Burning Smells

Do you smell something burning every time you use a particular outlet in your home? If so, it is time to take action. This burning smell is an indication that the wiring inside the outlet is damaged. In many instances, the only way to get rid of this problem is by replacing the outlet and the wiring that powers it. Due to the complexity of this work, it is best to leave this job to professionals.

When confronted with the problems mentioned above, you need to reach out to the team at Grener Electric.