Electrical Outlet Installation
A two-prong outlet signifies that there is no ground wire and prevents a homeowner from plugging in appliances or electronics that require grounding. In some cases, uninformed persons will replace a two prong outlet with a three-prong outlet without adding a new ground wire. This creates a major hazard and is potentially dangerous to anyone using that outlet. This is why replacing a two-prong outlet with a three prong outlet without running a new wire is illegal in North Carolina.
Tamper Resistant outlets are designed to prevent injury or death to children by preventing the insertion of any device (pen, paper clip, etc.) into the outlet other than an electrical plug. The new outlet now has a special cover and looks like a regular outlet. Our electrical company only installs tamper resistant outlets. At the Neighborhood Electrician, our technicians will never install an inferior outlet in your home. Check your outlets for the “TR” label to make sure your home is as safe as it can be.