Grounding Electrical Rewiring
Outlet Grounding in SeattleNo Ground Wire in Outlet? Upgrade for Your Safety!
Many homes, particularly older homes, contain ungrounded two-prong outlets instead of modern three-prong outlets with grounding wires. While these outlets may have worked in the past, they are no longer suitable for modern energy demands and may pose a safety hazard when used to power too many appliances. Seatown Electric Plumbing Heating and Air can inspect your home’s electrical system to ensure you and your family stay safe.
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What Is Electrical Grounding?
Electrical systems include a positive charge, a negative one, and a ground to keep everything flowing properly. In the event of a problem with your wiring system, the grounding wire serves as an alternate pathway for electrical current to flow. Without grounding, that excess hot current could end up flowing into other materials, such as your home’s plumbing pipes or wood framing. This is as dangerous as it sounds — in fact, it’s the source of many electrical shocks and fires.
When a home isn’t grounded, you could find yourself getting shocked more often, and your expensive appliances and electronics could fry. Is your home properly grounded? One way to check is to look at your existing outlets. If they look like the “no ground” image pictured here, they are not grounded.
Ways to Meet Code With Grounding
Install a Ground Wire at Every Outlet
Why You Need to Upgrade Your Two-Prong Outlets
Along with dangers of shock, grounding problems can make for issues such as a hum in electronics and even static in old TVs! By making sure your system is properly grounded, you’ll likely save on your electrical bill while enjoying better performance from your appliances.
Contact Seatown Electric Plumbing Heating and Air today for updated grounding in Seattle.