Loose outlets around your home are more than just a nuisance – they are dangerous and pose the risk of electric shock, even if electrical fires in your home. Here are some important things that you should know about electrical safety:
- The importance of proper alignment of floating outlets – your electrical outlets should be fastened tightly to the wall. If they are not, the only component that holds them in place might be the cover plate, an element that is not designed to stand up to the repeated stress of plugging and unplugging;
- What happens in the case of recessed outlets that have become loose – in the case of recessed outlets, the component that holds the loose unit in place is the electrical box. The risk of damage to the wiring in the outlet as well as behind it increases with every plugging and unplugging, which also increasing the risk of shock and fires.
Loose outlets are easy to fix especially by Arvada electricians, but you will need to know exactly what you are doing and you need to pay special attention to disconnect the system while you are working on your outlet. The best and safest way to get the fix is to call an electrician – your specialist will make sure that your outlets and the electrical system that powers them are safe to use.