Electrical Outlet Installation in Metairie, LA

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Let Us Upgrade Your Electrical Outlets

Outlet upgrades are essential for many of today's appliances and electronics. Mr. Electric of North Shore and Metairie offers electrical outlet installation services for Metairie, LA. We are here for you whether you need updated outlets for heavy-duty appliances, GFCI outlets for high-moisture areas, or smart outlets throughout your home. We help keep your home safe with electrical outlet installations. Our GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets help protect you against the risk of electrical shock when using electronic devices. We can install all types of electrical outlets to boost the safety of your home. Contact us today for more information. 

GFCI Outlet Installation

You may have noticed GFCI outlets with "Test" and "Reset" buttons in high-moisture areas. Today's building codes for residences and businesses require these types of outlets when there is a risk of electrical shock in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. We recommend GFCI outlet installation to help prevent shock, fires, and other safety hazards. A GFCI outlet shuts off power immediately if there is an imbalance in the flow of electricity. 

Operating & Testing a GFCI Outlet

A GFCI outlet is simple to use. When we install your new electrical outlet, all you need to do is press the "Reset" button if the power stops. A GFCI outlet is highly sensitive to any current variation and will immediately react. They are designed to stop power flow because a shock could reach your heart. It's essential to routinely check your GFCI outlet's performance. All you need to do is:

1. Push the "Test" button to stop electrical flow. 

2. Plug in a device like a night light that requires minimal power.

3. Make sure no electrical power is flowing to the night light.

4. Push the "Reset" button. 

Where Are GFCI Outlets Required?

GFCI outlets have been required in residential structures since 1971. They were traditionally required at homes along walls surrounding a swimming pool or near swimming pool equipment. Today, GFCI outlets must be installed anywhere there is a risk of electrical shock due to potential water exposure. The required areas for GFCI outlets include:

  • Swimming Pool and spa areas 
  • Bathrooms
  • Exterior of your home
  • Kitchen 
  • Wet bars 
  • Garages
  • Unfinished basements and crawlspaces 
  • Utility and laundry sinks 

AFCI Outlet Installation

An AFCI, or Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter, was not standard until 1999. AFCI outlets help prevent electric fire outbreaks. They are installed in breaker boxes and help stop electricity from jumping between wires. We can update your current outlets to AFCI outlets.

20A Outlet Installation

A 20A outlet offers a boost in power for devices that need a large amount of electricity. They look like typical outlets but have a small vertical slit over the opening. If your breakers frequently trip, you may need to upgrade to 20A outlets.

USB Outlet Installation

Many homeowners love the convenience of USB outlets for their multiple USB cords. While traditional outlets require an adapter, USB outlets make it easy to plug in your USB chargers. We can install USB outlets with two regular ports and two USB ports or just four USB ports. 

Smart Outlet Installation

Smart outlets allow you to control them via your smart device. You can set schedules for your outlets and control almost anything in your home. This helps lower your electricity bills and increase the efficiency of your outlets. 

Upgrade With Mr. Electric of North Shore and Metairie

Mr. Electric of North Shore and Metairie offers comprehensive electrical services to Metairie, Covington, and Madisonville, LA. If you have outdated outlets, we will work with you to find the best type of outlets for your home. GFCI outlets are an excellent way to boost the safety of your home and give you peace of mind. Our technicians can inspect your current outlets and offer recommendations. We always provide free quotes on outlet upgrade installation services. Contact us today to get a free quote or schedule services.