Generally speaking, you’ll have to replace your electrical outlets every 15 to 20 years. This timeline is about how long they take to start showing signs of wear and tear, although it depends on how often they have been used and the frequency with which you plug and unplug your devices. A receptacle that is utilized for a cell phone charger, for example, might wear down more rapidly than one where the television is plugged in, solely because of the frequency of use.
Unfortunately, many homeowners overlook the outlets around the home and take their functionality for granted. When this occurs, you might not realize there is a problem with your receptacles until it is too late and you have an electrical fire at your home.
Give Hunt’s Services a call at 253-533-7500 if your outlets are old or worn and we’ll send a licensed electrician over to have a look. From there, we will determine if some or all of your outlets are due for a replacement or if any other electrical service is needed. It is recommended that you have your outlets replaced promptly if there is a problem because it sure beats the alternative.
Keep an eye out for the following signs that something is wrong with the outlets around your home and if you notice anything, call us for electrical services in Tacoma, Washington, and its surrounding area.