Outlets & Switches
Electrical Outlets and Switches
Roman Electric Repair, Maintenance, and Installation
Electric outlets and wall switches allow us to power and control the electrical essentials in our homes. Lighting, appliances, televisions, tech gadgets and central heat and air are all easily accessible because of them. Though it’s easy to take them for granted, they are necessary tools for harnessing the power in our everyday lives.
The experts at Roman Electric understand the importance of these fixtures and can help with the installation, repair, and maintenance of all your outlets and switches.
Installation and Repairs
Whether it’s a large remodeling project or simply a faulty electrical outlet, we can assist you with any need. We’ve been working on electrical fixtures for decades and can offer the best solutions for every room or plate configuration.
A standard room consists of two or three outlets and one switch, though it can vary depending on room size. Sometimes, the nature of a room can necessitate the addition of extra outlets or switches. If you are looking to add a dimmer switch, extra outlet, or any other electrical fixture to your room, we can go over all of your options and provide you with straightforward pricing options.
A remodel or renovation is a great opportunity to reconfigure the wiring of an old home. Our experts can help assess the electrical needs of the space and offer solutions for both safety and convenience. For instance, a study might benefit from floor outlets to accommodate the long cords of floor lamps (keeping them from the pathway of traffic) – while a kitchen remodel might necessitate more available outlets above the counter space.
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Here are a few warning signs that you might need professional help with an outlet or switch:
- A flickering light or sporadic appliance malfunction
- A dead switch
- A burning smell associated with outlet or switch usage
- A slight shock when used
- A socket no longer holds plugs in place
- A warm switch plate or outlet fixture
- Recurring blown fuses during use
- A sizzling noise heard during use
If you experience any of these problems, call a professional for an immediate inspection.
Roman Electric will ensure that every outlet and switch project meets the National Electric Code (NEC) requirements. Adopted throughout the US, the NEC is the benchmark for safe residential and commercial electrical design, installation, and inspection. It was created to protect people and property from potential electrical hazards.
The NEC requirements are extremely helpful to homeowners. Not only that, but they also emphasize convenience and safety. Homes in the US must be designed with receptacle outlets placed no more than six feet, measured horizontally, away from any point in a room (hallways are exempt). There are many other dwelling unit receptacle requirements, which should be investigated before a major remodeling project.
GFCI & AFCI Outlets
The NEC has increased their emphasis on electrical safety devices, such as ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs).
GFCI protection is required in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages, unfinished areas, and outdoors (anywhere where water can create an electrical hazard).
AFCI protection used to be required for only the bedrooms, but requirements have increased to include nearly every room in the home. We recommend installing AFCI breakers for all of your circuits, but the requirements vary, so check with your local electrician to see if your home is up-to-code.
Test your GFCIs and AFCIs every month to ensure they are working properly.
Learn more about GFI or GFCI outlets:
For more information on the differences between GFCIs and AFCIs, see this infographic by ESFI:
A Roman Electric specialist can assess your home and go over all the specifics with you.