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Repair, Replacement & Installation from Premier Baltimore County Electricians

Light switches and electrical outlets are the most common electrical interfaces in a home. According to the National Electric Code (NEC), there are only a certain number of outlets that should be placed throughout each room and the electrical circuits in your home need to be able to support multiple outlets. Additionally, you need GFCI-protected outlets in outside receptacles, in your garage and near any open water source such as the kitchen and bathroom.

If you have an older house and are missing any of these basic code requirements, call Clinton Electric. We can provide a thorough inspection of your house and make sure everything is up to code. We can even fix these problems while we’re there. If you need to have a new electrical outlet or switch install, our Baltimore residential electricians can do this for you as well in a quick and efficient manner.

Depending on how old your house is, your switches and outlets may have started to wear out. It’s time to replace them if:

  • Plugs fall out of the sockets easily
  • There is no power even when devices are plugged in
  • You experience mild electric shocks from the faceplate
  • You have to flip the switch multiple times to make a connection

Upgrade Your Home

Another reason to replace your outlets and switches is for home upgrades and inspections. Our Baltimore electricians can install outlets and switches, as well as entirely new electrical circuits if you’re building a new addition to your home or we can upgrade your existing outlets. Newer electrical receptacles come with USB ports built right in. With so many of our electrical devices being powered by USB, we can help shortcut the adapter by upgrading your outlets. Or, if you have a room with outlets that are wired to a switch, we can adjust which outlets are always on and which ones are switch controlled.

DIY Troubleshooting Your Receptacles

While we highly recommend that you leave all electrical service to us, we understand that you may want to be sure that the issue is something that wasn’t just a product of overlooking some things. If you insist to check things out before you call your local electrician, we suggest that you follow some of our safety tips to avoid any hazards.

Checking The Electric Panel For a Tripped Breaker

Most tripped breakers are sitting in the middle position but they may also still be in the on or off position. If the breaker is in the middle position or in the off position, it means that it’s tripped or off and the breaker must be pushed completely to the off position before pushing back to the on position in order to reset it. Be warned that sensitive electronic equipment should be turned off prior to resetting the breaker to avoid disruptive power surges and equipment damage. If the breaker box or breaker feels hot to the touch, it’s best to turn that breaker or the entire panel off and give us a call. Many breakers feeding your heavy equipment like an electric heater may feel warm to the touch and this is usually okay. However, hot is not okay. Hot means you can’t keep your finger on the breaker for more than a minute.

Checking The GFCI Protection

Many of the receptacles located in your home and specifically located in the bathrooms and kitchen are protected by a special GFCI (ground fault circuit interruption) system. Usually, you can tell the GFCI receptacles because they have “test” and “reset” buttons on them. If power is out to a GFCI receptacle, the first thing to do is test the receptacle by pressing the “test” button and then the “reset” button and see if this restores the power. As a precaution, if your GFCI outlet or breaker continues to trip, it is trying to tell you something. This could indicate a dangerous ground fault situation. It is recommended that you consult a licensed electrician to troubleshoot the issue.

Call Our Baltimore County Electricians Today!

Clinton Electric is committed to providing outlet and receptacle service that exceeds your expectations. The job isn’t finished until you are completely satisfied. Our guarantee is backed by 50 years of commitment to customer service. We live and work in the Baltimore metropolitan area, so our customers are our neighbors too.

We pride ourselves on maintaining high reviews and obtaining positive feedback from our customers. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions on any of our services.

For upgrades, repairs, or replacements to your outlets and switches, Clinton Electric is your best choice in the Baltimore area. Give us a call at (410) 449-7292.

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  • Family Owned & Operated Since 1969

    Clinton Electric has proudly served the Baltimore area for half a century

  • Fully Stocked
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    Our team is equipped with specialized gear to handle nearly any electrical issue.

  • Three-Hour
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    We book service calls in three hour windows so you don’t lose your whole day waiting!

  • Clean & Well-Trained

    Our courteous technicians are dedicated to treating you and your property with the utmost respect.