Outlet & Switch Services in Minneapolis
Outlet & Switch Installation in the Greater Twin Cities Area
Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or adding a new appliance, you may need an outlet installed. Your home’s electrical system must be up to code with proper wiring and upgraded if necessary. This means you should always turn to an electrical professional to complete outlet installation or other services.
Plug In with Twin Cities Electric
When you need to add an outlet, or update an old one, trust the electricians at Twin Cities Electric for professional and accurate electrical services. We are a family-run business, and our professional electricians have years of experience providing quality electrical services to customers just like you. We are available for emergency services.
What Are GFCI and GFI Outlets?
GFCI outlets are designed to protect people from electrical shocks and burns. They have a test button that you can use to test the outlet and make sure it’s working properly. If the outlet passes the test, the button will turn green. If the outlet fails the test, the button will turn red and you will need to have a professional inspect and repair the outlet.
GFI outlets are similar to GFCI outlets but with one important difference. With a GFCI outlet, the circuit is shut off when electricity is flowing in an unintended way. With a GFI outlet, the circuit is shut off when electricity is flowing in a way that could cause a fire. This is why GFI outlets are often used in kitchens near stoves and in bathroom showers, where water and electricity can combine to cause a fire. Both GFCI and GFI outlets have reset buttons that need to be pushed after the outlet has been inspected and repaired if the green light doesn’t come on after testing.
Reach out to Twin Cities Electric by calling us at (651) 237-8281 or filling out our online form to schedule your service today.
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I had a few electrical needs and Pete was able to stop over quickly, assessed the needs, gave me a quote and did the work that same day! Friendly, professional, great company! I will be using Twin Cities Electric again for future projects as they come up,- Emmy B.
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GFCI & GFI Outlet Installation
A GFCI or GFI outlet protects people from electrical shocks and burns and should be installed in all kitchens and bathrooms, as well as in outdoor outlets where water may be present.
Protect Your Home from Electrical Shocks & Burns
GFCI outlets are designed to prevent electrical shocks and burns. If a GFCI outlet senses electricity flowing in an unintended way, it will shut off the power immediately. This protection is especially important in wet areas of your home, where electricity and water don’t mix. Install GFCI outlets near bathtubs, sinks, and in your kitchen to protect your whole family.
Protect your family from electrical shocks by installing GFCI outlets throughout your home. Twin Cities Electric is licensed, bonded, and insured and has been providing top-quality electrical services to homeowners in Shakopee and the surrounding communities for more than 20 years. With our experience and expertise, you can trust us to provide quality services you can rely on.
Consultation CallReach out to us for a quick call so that we can get as many details as possible about your home’s electrical needs. If you send us a few pictures, we can assess the situation better and give you a cost and timeline for your project.
Electrical WorkOnce we evaluate the situation on-site, we sign the contract and start working on your electrical system. If anything unexpected shows up and extra work is needed, we’ll make sure to inform you on time and proceed further once you agree.
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Install GFCI Outlets in Wet Areas of Your Home
GFCI outlets are designed to protect people from electrical shocks and burns in wet or damp areas of the home, where electricity and water can come in contact. Install GFCI outlets near bathtubs, sinks, and in your kitchen to protect your whole family. If you have an older home with electrical wiring that was installed before modern codes, you may need to have an electrical panel upgrade done along with the GFCI outlet installation.
GFCI Outlet Installation in Other Areas of Your Home
In addition to installing outlets in wet areas of your home, GFCI outlets can provide protection in areas where there may be an electrical overload, such as:
- In the garage, where equipment such as tools and power tools may be plugged in
- In bedrooms, where laptops, phones, and other electronic devices may be plugged in
- In an office, where computers, printers, and other equipment may be plugged in
- Along your driveway and pathways with outdoor lighting and landscaping lights
GFCI outlets aren’t necessary in these areas, but they can provide extra protection against electrical overloads in places where there is equipment that may occasionally experience power surges. If you have any questions about where a GFCI outlet may be useful, contact us at Twin Cities Electric for advice and recommendations.