Professional Outlet Services
#1 Electricians on Long Island for Outlet Services
ABCO Electric provides professional electrical outlet services for clients throughout Long Island, New York. We work in both commercial and residential settings, so whether the outlet in question is in your home or at your place of work, we can get the job done! It is dangerous to let older outlets that may not be working up to par continue to be used. When outlets begin to fail, it can lead to hazardous situations, such as electrical fires. Or less severe outcomes like flickering lights.
For more information about our electrical services, please get in touch with us today. The number for our office is 631-467-4445. When you call, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation to go over the outlet services that you need. Whether it is more on the repair end or if you need an outlet installed.
Why Choose ACBO For Outlet Services
Whether you are installing some new appliances or remodeling your home, you may need to have some work done with your outlets. Under certain circumstances, you might need someone to repair or install new electrical outlets and switches. All modern electrical outlets provide flexible, safe and reliable power delivery throughout the home or office. When we work on an outlet, we make sure our services cover whatever needs to be done. From professional repairs to new installations, we will examine the issue and move forward with the right actions. Many across Long Island turn to ABCO for professional outlet services and our results speak for themselves!
Dependable Outlet Repair
There comes a time when you notice that some electrical outlets may not be working as well as they used to or failing to hold the plug in anymore. What this means is that it may be time for our outlet repair services. Having outlets that are not working properly can be dangerous. Not only can they result in a serious shock, but they are also a fire hazard.
One aspect to notice is if the outlet sparks when you plug or unplug an appliance. That is a a big sign that you may need a new outlet. Get the help of a professional to work on the electrical aspects of your home or business.
The standard home has an electrical outlet with two three-pronged, polarized receptacles. Each of these receptacles has a 120-volt "hot" wire, a neutral wire and a ground. Building codes require both ground or bound wire, which ensures a safe delivery of electrical power throughout the home or office.
New Outlet Installation
Sometimes the work goes beyond repair. And yes, repair work oftentimes results in having to install a new outlet. This is something that needs to be left up to the professionals. It is dangerous for a novice to attempt to work on this on their own.
But sometimes you simply need a new outlet. This may be due to needing new wiring for your home. Or perhaps a restoration project reveals the need for new wiring in the home or office. Either way, our outlet services will safely take care of this issue and install a new outlet that works properly.
Types of Outlets
When it comes to outlet services, it all depends on the type of outlet needing work. There are different types of outlets and the electricians at ABCO can handle them all. Of course, all of these outlets serve the same basic purpose, but certain outlets are better for different rooms. Some outlets are better at protecting against electrical hazards and others offer improved energy efficiency. Here are the common electrical outlets you may see in your home. All of which our outlet services can repair or install for your home.
Two-Pronged vs Three-Pronged Outlets
A two-pronged outlet is polarized, so plugs can only be inserted one way. Polarized plugs can only be inserted in one orientation, which is a safety feature that lowers the risk of shock. A three-pronged outlet has a grounding slot and the grounding wire is connected to the outlet and breaker box. This feature protects appliances and computers from surge damage and allows for a more stable voltage in order to limit wear. Without this grounding, a hot wire contacting the metallic casing of a device would create a shock hazard.
A GFCI outlet is known as a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter and is most commonly used where the outlet or device plugged in can be exposed to water. So you will see this outlet in the bathroom or kitchen, as well as by the water heater or furnace. This outlet is constantly monitoring the currents going through it. If there is a change in the current, the GFCI will automatically disconnect the circuit.
An AFCI outlets goes by the name of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter and its purpose is to detect electrical arcing between loose and contact points. The arcing can be detected through sparks and can overheat wires and appliances to dangerous levels. When a problem is noticed, the circuit breaks ensuring that no wires overheat. You will find these outlets in bedrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms where more appliances and objects are plugged in for use.
Tamper-resistant receptacles have internal barriers that will prevent foreign objects from being inserted into them. These shutters will only open when the proper plug is inserted. These outlets are commonly used for homes with children, as they are prone to try stuff like sticking objects into an outlet. If they do happen to stick something into an outlet, the shutters eliminate the risk of shock.
Smart outlets will monitor power usage and can help to improve energy efficiency. These outlets are easily programmable, so you can set schedules for lights, coffee makers, sprinklers. Anything hooked up to the outlet is subject to being able to schedule.
USB ports are now being built right into outlets to charge USB-powered devices, like smartphones and tablets. These outlets can have one or more USB socket and are often used with the plate as the three-pronged outlets.
Integrate a socket and a switch that controls power to any appliance or light that is connected to the outlet. There is no need to remove the plus and no new electrical box or extra wiring is required.