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The Difference Between Grounded & Ungrounded Electrical Outlets August 19, 2016

Eastside Covington, Covington
The Difference Between Grounded & Ungrounded Electrical Outlets, Covington, Kentucky

Are you the owner of an old residential home? If so, then you may have ungrounded electrical outlets in and around your property. To protect your safety, ElectricMasters wants you to be aware of some important differences between grounded and ungrounded outlets. Serving the Cincinnati, OH, and Northern Kentucky areas for over 20 years, these fully certified electricians provide installations, repairs, and upgrades to ensure that your home remains securely wired and powered up. Whenever you’re having electrical issues or want to update your wiring, rely on these residential electricians to provide you with fast and friendly service.

electrical outletsIf your home was built before 1960, chances are good that the outlets within your home are not grounded. One of the most obvious indicators of an ungrounded electrical outlet is the appearance of two-pronged receptacles. These ungrounded outlets are perfectly safe for plugging in lamps, radios, toasters, vacuum cleaners, and other low-end devices or appliances.

However, high-end appliances, such as TVs, computers, stereo sets, and power tools should always be plugged into grounded, three-pronged receptacles. If you attempt to plug your high-end devices into ungrounded outlets, you may risk damaging your electronics, tripping your breakers, and even causing electric shock to yourself. To err on the side of caution, hire a professional to ground all of the electrical outlets in your home so you will never have to worry about running into these types of issues.

For electrical installations and repairs that are affordable, dependable, and efficient, put your trust in the certified electricians at ElectricMasters in Cincinnati to keep your home safely powered. Give them a call at (513) 533-9040 today to speak with a welcoming staff member about receiving a free estimate on electrical installations, and check out their website for more information on electrical repairs, upgrades, wiring, and more.

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