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Replacing Ungrounded Outlets in Your Home? Call a Flushing Electrician

grounded vs ungrounded electrical outlets

Ungrounded outlets are a common problem in older homes. Prior to the 1960s, these types of outlets were the standard, but due to improved safety regulations, grounded outlets have been required in new homes built since. Grounded outlets protect your home in the case of a power surge. If left unprotected, as is the case if you have ungrounded outlets, power surges can lead to destroyed appliances and electronic devices, or even worse, a house fire. Continue reading “Replacing Ungrounded Outlets in Your Home? Call a Flushing Electrician” »