|Are you constantly tripping over extension cords? Unplugging one thing for space to plug in another? Wishing you had an electrical outlet right there? We’ve got you
covered. Whether you’re looking to add just one special outlet, finishing a remodeling project that requires a whole room of outlets, moving an outlet higher on the wall to
accommodate a flat screen TV installation, or relocating an outlet to demo a wall or move a door, your Alpharetta Electrician can take care of it.
We install regular household outlets, weather resistant outdoor outlets (with moisture-resistant bubble covers), and dedicated outlets for appliances and equipment.
Why Don’t I Have Enough Outlets?
Many Alpharetta homes were built before homeowners had so many uses for electrical outlets. Think about it. Back in the day a family might have had only one or two
televisions, a washer and dryer, a few kitchen appliances, and some yard maintenance equipment. Wow, have times changed! We have more gadgets and appliances
than ever before – a TV in every room, computers, printers, security systems, recording devices, stereos, DVD players and home theater components, more lighting,
humidifiers and dehumidifiers, hardwired smoke detector systems, intercom systems, and battery chargers for everything from electronics to children’s toys. And this is
just inside the house. You may also be powering outdoor lighting, pools, saunas, hot tubs, electric vehicles, more yard equipment than ever before, and even water
If you think your home is lacking in outlets, it probably is! And many of your Alpharetta neighbors are in the same boat. We can help.
What if I Want an Outlet That’s “Impossible?”
Our Alpharetta electricians are not limited when it comes to new outlets. As long as you have room and enough power in the main electrical panel (which we always
check), you can have a new electrical outlet installed just about anywhere. Fancy an outlet on the back deck for a bug zapper? On the front of the house for holiday
decorations? Next to the garage for recharging the golf cart? No problem. You want to make sure it is installed by a licensed electrician who works to National Electrical
Code (NEC) standards. This will include installing a weather resistant outlet (it will have “WR” stamped on its face) and additional protection with a “Bubble Cover.” Want
to install it right now? These are things our Alpharetta Electricians carry on every service call. We even install outlets in hard-to-access attics and crawlspaces. Just point
out the location, and we’ll take care of the rest.
What Is Child Proof Outlet?
Any time your Alpharetta Electrician install a new outlet it will be Tamper-Resistant. This is part of the new NEC requirements. And we don’t skimp on any part of the code.
These special outlets are stamped “TR” on the front (for tamper-resistant) and look pretty much like ordinary outlets. There’s one significant difference, however: the
Tamper-Resistant outlets have a small plastic shield inside that moves out of place only if a two-prong plug is inserted firmly and evenly into the socket. It won’t move if a
child pushes a small object into just one of the holes. This protects your child(ren) from electric shock. It also negates the need for the small outlet covers that must be
removed and replaced each time the outlet is used (and which, when left unattended on the floor or window sill, become a choking hazard)!
Can I Cut Off the Extra Prong of My Plug So It Will Fit My Outlet?
Altering a three-prong cord or plug in any way poses a serious safety risk. If you live in a Alpharetta home that still has older two-prong outlets, your best (and safest) bet
is to get them updated to three-prong devices. This is because the third prong is the “ground” wire that protects you from electric shock. The same is true if you have a
four-prong dryer plug attached to your clothes dryer but only a three-prong dryer outlet on the wall. Occasionally, just the whip or cord from the dryer can be changed, but
this should only be determined by a licensed Alpharetta Electrician. It is more common that the outlet and circuit (wiring) need to be replaced. Note: Beware of an
“electrician” who will “update” an outlet without rewiring. While you may be able to “use” the outlet, it is now capable of rendering a severe and debilitating electrical shock
that may even result in electrocution (death).
How Do I Know if My Outlets Are Safe?
One of the best resources available to you is a Whole House Electrical Safety and Fire Inspection provided by your Alpharetta Electrician. We spot check outlets
throughout the house (as part of a much more comprehensive inspection of the entire house). This includes checking the “grounding” and “polarity.” If you suspect
improper wiring anywhere in your Alpharetta home, get a certified electrician to look over everything.
|Thrasher Electric, LLC
172 Marietta St.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm