Switches and Outlets
Are your switches and outlets in good condition?
Switches and outlets can deteriorate from time and usage, but they can also fall behind today’s growing need for energy. Schedule an inspection to make sure your house has enough outlets and to find any outlets that weren't installed properly. Gem's electricians can also install a new switch or outlet in a convenient location.
If you're ready to upgrade your switches, Gem installs Lutron devices, including a wide variety of energy-saving dimmers and lighting control solutions. Lutron gives you ultimate lighting control in your home. Call Gem today and let us take care of all the wiring and installation!
Signs you may need to update your switches and outlets
- Two-pronged outlets do not connect your devices to a grounding wire.
- Grounding wires keep you safe by re-routing any excess electricity away from you and your devices.
- Upgrading to a three-pronged outlet will connect you to a grounding wire and help keep you safe.
FAILURE TO MEET BUILDING CODES & STANDARDS:
Homes that aren’t up to code are unsafe and can often be difficult to sell.
Bringing your home’s electrical system up to code is good for both you and your home value.
CORRODED PARTS AND FRAYED WIRING:
Corroded parts and frayed wiring are a major safety concern - leading to potential electric shocks and/or fires.
NON-GFCI OUTLETS IN BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS:
GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter outlets - the type that have the "test" and "reset" buttons
Installing GFCI outlets in your bathrooms, kitchens, or anywhere else near water ensure that electricity shuts off automatically when danger is detected.
This reduces the risk of electricity flowing through something it shouldn't, like water or a person.
Why call Gem?
Switches and outlets might seem easy to upgrade yourself, but there are always risks of electrocution, fire, flawed installation, and building code violation. Check with Gem to make sure your electrical wiring and fixtures are properly installed.