MSS Ortiz Electrical

Outlet Installation & Repair Services in Apex, NC

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If you wish to add electrical outlets or have concerns about the safety of existing outlets, we can help. Our experienced team of licensed electricians can install, update, or repair your outlets quickly and correctly so you have the access and safety you need.

Outlet Installation 

Instead of having to run extension cords in order to work with your room's layout or struggling to arrange your furniture the way you want because of inconvenient outlet placement, we can help! We can add outlets in safe, convenient locations throughout your home so you can reach them easily. 

Also, we can add or replace exterior outlets to your home so you can decorate for the holidays, use power tools, or even set up a more comfortable outdoor living and entertaining space.

Upgrading and Updating Your Outlets

Even if your outlets are working perfectly, they may be outdated and unsafe. For example, many older homes have two-pronged outlets, whereas three-pronged outlets are now the norm. This is more than just an unnecessary update, three-pronged outlets are grounded, meaning power surges have an additional path for a current, reducing the risk of shocks. 

Though adapters can turn a two-prong outlet into a three-prong receptacle, this is not a safe option. Instead, with our express electrical services, your outlets will be updated to ensure each one is grounded so you can safely plug in high-end appliances, computers, and surge protector strips where you need to.

Updating GFCI Outlets

In the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry area, or anywhere there is water nearby, the current electrical code requires a GFCI outlet, or ground fault circuit interrupter. It protects you from electrical shock by shutting off as soon as there is a difference in current. For example, if you drop a hair dryer into a sink, the change in current will immediately stop power to the outlet, minimizing the risk of injury, and even death, from electric shock. Most people have a hard time identifying a GFCI outlet in their home, let alone know how to replace an outdoor GFCI outlet or similar outlets across their property. Whether you're working on a home renovation project or want to ensure all the outlets in your home are properly working, give us a call.

Electrical Outlet Repair

In addition to electrical outlet updates and installation, our licensed electricians can repair faulty outlets.  If there isn't any electricity coming from an outlet and you've tried resetting it or you've checked your circuit breaker, we can troubleshoot and fix the problem by testing connections, checking the wiring, and other options. 

If your outlet sparks, the plate feels warm, or there is a buzzing sound coming from the outlet, contact our office immediately, as this is an emergency with your wiring that needs attention.