Outlets & GFCI

Ungrounded outlet

Older homes often have un-grounded outlets, or an outlet may be miss wired. Grounding provides exterior protection from shock, but there are some easy fixes.

Reverse polarity – outlet

If you plug a TV into a outlet with reversed polarity it will work. However, some items should not be plugged, but the fix is simply...

Floor outlets

The first question for an un-used floor outlet, is it hot (operable) and does it have a cover? The reason for this is...

Damaged Outlets / Receptacles

Is the damage to outlet mechanical ( i.e. a corner broken off from being hit) or is it from heat and burning. If mechanical damage, then just replace it; if from heat, then...