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Outlet & Switch Installation & Repair Services in Olympia
When you move to a new location, there may not be enough outlets or switches, or perhaps they are there but don’t make any operational sense. If you need more outlets or switches, or if you need to change how the switches work, call Black Hills Electrical Services. We offer switch and outlet installation and repair services in Olympia and Thurston County, Washington.
Light Switch Installation and Repair
Have you ever flipped a light switch and been surprised by which light it turned on? Sometimes, homes’ electrical systems are set up wonky, especially when they are a DIY job. Not to worry, as the electricians at Black Hills are experts at untangling confusing DIY wiring puzzles and putting them back in a sensible order.
We also repair light switches. If your light switch buzzes, sparks, or consistently gives out a static electricity-type shock, it’s essential to let a professional electrician repair or replace your light switch. These shocks or buzzing indicate a problem within your light switch box and represent a significant fire hazard.
Contact Black Hills for electrical light switch installation and repair services in Olympia, Thurston County, and Western Washington.
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Outlet Installation & Repair Services
Have you moved to a new home, or are you tired of not having enough grounded outlets? The professional electricians at Black Hills professionally install three-prong, grounded outlets in Western Washington. Some older homes do not have the proper grounding required by modern, three-prong plug devices. We can add grounding to your electrical system.
Each electrical circuit in your home is connected to the circuit breakers in your electrical panel. We will evaluate your electrical circuits and determine if they can handle more outlets on a circuit. This will largely depend on the amperage of your electrical system and the gauge of your electrical wire. Most circuits can handle a few more outlets than they currently have.
Does your outlet spark or buzz? A quick spark when plugging in or turning on a device is normal. If you have a non-stop sparking or buzzing outlet, cut off power by flipping the appropriate circuit breaker on your electrical panel. This is a serious fire hazard that a certified electrician should address.
GFCI Outlets for Bathroom, Kitchen, and Outdoors
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, or GFCI, is an outlet with a safety mechanism built into the outlet itself. Before GFCIs, hundreds of Americans were dying of accidental electrocution every year. These safety devices interrupt the current when they detect problems with the electrical flow, specifically around water.
It is now required by building code in nearly every state to have GFCI outlets installed in bathrooms and kitchens, as well as any other area that may be exposed to water or high humidity.
You may not be familiar with the term GFCI, but you’ve almost certainly seen one. It looks like a standard outlet but has two buttons labeled Test and Reset. GFCI outlets do eventually wear out. Once per month or so, you should test them. To test the GFCI, press the Reset button and plug in a simple device like a nightlight. It should turn on. Then press the Test button. If your outlet is working correctly, the power should be immediately cut. Pressing Reset should turn the outlet on again.
GFCIs are essential in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, outdoor outlets, and sometimes basements. If you need a GFCI outlet replaced or installed in Thurston County or Olympia, Washington, contact Black Hills today.
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