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Switch and Outlet Repair & Replacement in Twin Falls

Serving Twin Falls, Jerome & Surrounding Areas in Magic Valley

In the digital age we live in, being plugged in is more important now than ever. With this new demand for technology, devices, and modern appliances, comes the need for outlets to support our iPhone and tablet chargers, televisions, and appliances. In order to keep up with the demand for our ever-increasing electricity usage, we need to ensure our switches and outlets are in the best condition. At Magic Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air today, our professional electrical outlet repair and installation services can help.

In order for your switches and outlets to operate effectively, your home’s breaker panel needs to be in pristine condition. Call us today for quality breaker panel repair services.

Are you tired of dealing with electrical shocks every time you use your switches or outlets? You may need switch/outlet repair or replacement services.

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet?

Replacing an outlet is relatively easy, but the steps may vary depending on the type of outlet. The basic steps for replacing an electrical outlet are:

  • Turn off the power at your circuit breaker box and test that it is indeed off using a voltage tester.
  • Unscrew the outlet cover and remove it.
  • Disconnect the wires from the old outlet by loosening the screws on each side. Keep track of which wire is connected to which screw so you can connect them correctly when attaching a new outlet.
  • Attach the new outlet, following any instructions that came with it, and secure the wires with the screws.
  • Replace the outlet cover and turn the power on.
  • Test the outlet to ensure it works properly before putting anything into it.

If you're uncomfortable attempting to replace an electrical outlet, call Magic Electric, Plumbing, Heating, + Air today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We'll have an experienced electrician help you with the repair, so you can rest assured that your safety and satisfaction are guaranteed.

Faulty Outlet/Switch Culprits

Broken outlets and switches don’t just occur by happenstance; there’s always something behind their malfunctioning. Some of the most common causes of faulty outlets and switches we see and treat include:

  • FAULTY INSTALLATION: If your outlets weren’t installed correctly, to begin with, you can expect to experience problems with them at some point or another. Faulty installation can be caused by a mistake or due to the work of an uncertified electrician.
  • ARC FAULTS: When there is a high power discharge of electricity between different conductors, this is known as an arc fault. Arc faults can cause wires to overheat, which is a potential risk for an electrical fire.
  • POWER OVERLOAD: When we plug-in devices or appliances that have high-voltage or when we plug in too many devices at once, this can overload our electrical systems.
  • TRIPPED CIRCUIT BREAKER: If your devices or appliances refuse to power on after plugging it an outlet, this may be caused by a tripped circuit breaker.
  • TRIPPED GFCI: Similar to the circuit breaker, if there is a power surge, the plug will be turned off by the GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) to prevent an electrical shock or fire. These outlets can usually be restored by pressing a small reset button.

Choosing the Right Outlet

There are many different outlets available on the market today. Choosing the right outlet typically comes down to a matter of personal preference and what areas of your home you will use them for. The three most common types of electrical outlets in residential spaces include:

  • GFCI OUTLETS: These outlets are ground fault circuit interrupter outlets. They are designed to prevent electrocution and electrical shocks by immediately interrupting power when danger is sensed; for example, if water comes into contact with the outlet. Because of this, these outlets are a great option in just about any room in your home but specifically rooms where water is present or where young children spend time.
  • AFCI OUTLETS: These outlets are arc-fault circuit interrupter outlets. They are designed to detect electrical arcs and trip the circuit to prevent the arc from occurring. As stated above, electrical arcs can cause electrical fires. AFCI outlets can determine when an arc is harmless and when one can potentially be a fire hazard. This is another type of outlet that works great in every room of your home.
  • USB OUTLETS: In our digital age, staying connected is more important than ever. This is especially true for individuals who work from home and whose jobs are dependent upon internet connection and fully charged phones, tablets, and laptops. USB outlets are just what the name suggests, outlets with USB ports built into them. These are a great option in homes where technology is important, in rooms such as entertainment rooms, home offices, and bedrooms.

In order to get the most out of your newly installed outlets, it’s important that your home’s electrical grid is up to par. Give us a call today and ask about our whole-home safety inspection.

Call Our Experts Today

Here at MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air, our electricians go above and beyond to satisfy all of your electrical needs. Whether your outlets have randomly stopped working or you’re looking to replace them with a more protected outlet such as a GFCI or AFCI, we can help! Our award-winning electricians work with some of the best brands, including Leviton outlets, to ensure your home is protected against electrical shocks and fires.

Call Magic Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air today at 208-268-6488 for service in Jerome or Twin Falls, ID. Enjoy easy scheduling, straightforward pricing, and expert workmanship on every call!

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