Faulty Powerpoints, new installs & relocations

Powerpoints are a necessity in every home, they are the source of power for any electrical appliances that you want to have in your home. This is why it is important to make sure your powerpoints are in an excellent condition. As well as, making sure the location of the outlets are safe and suits your needs.


Powerpoint relocation

Whether you have a faulty powepoint or you would like to do a switch relocation in your home, then you are in the right place. There are many signs should look out for to tell you whether a powerpoint needs to be replaced. 

About Powerpoint Relocation

There are different types of powerpoints that you can have in your home. Some powerpoints will be able to connect to quite a few plugs while others might only be able to connect to one. There are also different types of switches, some may be dedicated to one set of lights or simply one light. 

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Old powerpoints

After time your powerpoints or switch could get damaged and stop working. If this is the case, it is always best to get these powerpoints fixed sooner rather than later. You might also be considering relocating a powerpoint either for safety reasons or to suit your home better. There is nothing worse than having powepoints in inconvenient places. Whatever the reason is, we can help!

Can You Move an Powepoint on Your Own?

It is never a good idea to tackle a project like this on your own. After all, the last thing that you want to happen is to miss a step or forget to switch off the power and end up hurting yourself or damaging something in your home. You want to know something like moving a powerpoint has been done right the first time. 


4 Reasons Why You Should Get an Electrician for a Powerpoint Upgrade or Relocation 

If you are unsure whether you should hire an electrician to work on a powerpoint upgrade or relocation in your home. 

Here are a few reasons that will help make this decision a bit easier: 
  • Safety
  • Understanding the breaker
  • Expertises with electrical systems
  • Electrical codes


1. Safety 

Electricians are professionals which means that they know exactly which safety precautions that need to be taken when working with powerpoints. Electricians will also perform the necessary safety checks before working with the powerpoint as well as after they have completed working with the powerpoint. These two checks are very important to make sure that the outlet will be safe to use. 

However, if you had to replace or move a powerpoint in your home by yourself you might not be aware of all the safety precautions that are required. Which can result in damaged wires that can even cause electrical fires in your home.

2. Understanding of the breaker

If you are relocating your powerpoint or adding a new electrical outlet working with the circuit breaker will be essential. This is what supplies the power to the powerpoint. An electrician will know exactly how to work with the circuit breaker as well as which circuit breakers will be best suited to a certain outlet. 

Circuit breakers are essential for almost any type of outlet in a home because they protect electrical circuits. In the event of there being an overflow of electricity if there is a short circuit, the circuit breaker will interrupt the flow and ensure the electric circuit does not get damaged. 


3. Expertise with electrical systems 

Electricians have the knowledge and expertise that are required to ensure that they relocate or replace a powerpoint properly. Meaning that having an electrician complete any work that you want to be done on a powerpoint in your home, will be less likely for you to have any issues with these outlets in the future. It also means if there are issues in the future you can simply call the same electrician to fix the problem. 

4. Electrical codes 

All electricians will have an understanding of the different electrical codes that we might not understand. These codes can be seen on the wiring and have their meanings. This is why it is simply best for an electrician that understands these codes to work with the powerpoints in your home. 

5 Sings That a Powerpoint Needs to be Replaced explore our services

  1. The electrical outlet does not work
  2. Loose electrical outlet
  3. The electrical outlet gets warm or hot after awhile
  4. There are burn marks on the electrical outlet 
  5. The cover of the electrical outlet is damaged 
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Having any type of electrical work done in your home can be overwhelming. Luckily, you can decide to hire an electrician who will take care of any electrical problem you might have at home. This includes working with outlets and relocation of switches it is always best to stick with an electrician. While it might seem like a simple task to do on your own. Having an electrician will ensure that it is done properly and it will be less likely for there to be electrical issues in your home later on.


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