Outlet & Switch Services in Ontario
Providing Interior Electrical Services in San Bernardino County for Nearly 30 Years
Nobody wants to deal with an electrical issue, especially when it affects your home or business. Interior electrical issues can cause several problems, including outlet malfunctions, lighting failures, faulty timers, and more. Whether you’re looking to repair a faulty outlet or install a new switch, our team is here to help.
Since 1991, our family owned and operated home services company, All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical, has been providing the people of Ontario with quality electrical services. We work on both commercial and residential properties throughout San Bernardino County, and each and every one of our technicians are certified and trained to handle interior electrical problems like yours.
We can help with the following interior electrical services:
- GFCI outlets
- Light switches, dimmers, and timers
- Electrical outlets
Call (909) 253-0664 to discuss your needs with our team.
GFCI Outlet Installation
One of the first things that most people learn about electricity is that electricity and water don’t mix very well. Water is an excellent conductor, and even a small amount of water can conduct an immense amount of current and voltage, causing electrocution and serious injuries or worse. This is particularly troubling in areas where electricity can help us but water might be present, such as in bathrooms, kitchens, or even outside where weather may become a factor.
As such, electrical safety is an ongoing battle and technology has continually evolved to make using electricity around water safer and less likely to cause a serious injury. Today, that technology can be found in ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, or GFCI for short.
What Is a GFCI Adapter?
A GFCI is a protection device designed to protect people against electric shock by essentially acting as a “kill switch” for the electricity flowing through an outlet if it detects a sudden massive burst of current. It does this by monitoring the current flow between the “hot” and the grounded “neutral” conductors. If there’s a surge on the “hot” side but not on the grounded “neutral” side, the electricity is flowing to the ground through a different source, which is usually causing a shock, or spark. Thus, the breaker trips and the safety trigger shuts off the outlet.
The hope is that by cutting off the current, the exposure to high voltage and current is so minimal that it limits the shock to nothing more than a simple jolt that does little to no serious harm or damage.
Outlets equipped with a GFCI are easy to pick out: they are outlets equipped with two buttons: one reading “test” and the other reading “reset.” Believe it or not, you probably have at least one of them installed somewhere in your house already, most likely in your bathroom, kitchen, or in an outdoor location that may be exposed to rain or other weather conditions.
Where Do I Need GFCI Outlets?
While GFCI outlets are a viable safety feature on every outlet in your home, they’re only really necessary in outlets where water or other electrocution hazards may come into play. We’ve mentioned the three biggest areas already: bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor outlet receptacles.
However, garages and laundry rooms are also areas where a GFCI adapter is a smart idea. Garages are particularly prone to frayed or damaged cords or cables and laundry rooms may deal with wet laundry or even a rare but still possible machine leak resulting in flooding damage.
Finally, any floor-installed outlet should be a GFCI adapter. You never know when someone walking along with a glass of water may trip, fall over, and spill the water, causing the circuit to short and cause a serious injury.
One thing is common with all GFCI outlet wherever you may install them: they need to be tested regularly. To test them, simply press the “test” button and the “reset” button should pop out. If it doesn’t, the GFCI is no longer providing protection and the outlet needs to be replaced. If it does, simply press the reset button back in and it should lock into place to bring power back to the outlet.
Do you need GFCI outlets installed in your home? Trust the professionals at All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical! Call us at (909) 253-0664 to request more information today.
Dimmer Switch Installation
Dimmers are a great way to control the amount of light you receive from a fixture, allowing you to customize the ambiance of a room and save electricity in the process. All Pro can help you safely and correctly install a dimmer switch to any room in your home. If you're looking for an affordable electrician to install a dimmer switch, give us a call!
Electrical Outlet Repair
Is your outlet not working when you plug something into it? Do you have loose electrical outlet or an outlet that feels warm or appears discolored? Is your outlet sparking? If so, you should immediately call an electrician to troubleshoot the issue. Outlet issues have the potential to cause an electrical fire, so don't delay in consulting with a professional. We may advise you to turn off your electrical system until we can arrive for your emergency electrical repair appointment.
Safe Electrical Service You Can Trust
When you call our team for help with your interior electrical issue, you can trust our trained technicians to get the job done right the first time. At All Pro, we always strive to perform quick, quality services, and we answer all calls with as much speed as possible. In fact, in most cases, we are able to answer call requests in only one hour! If you need help with your light switches, electrical outlets, GFCI outlets, or other indoor electrical components, we’re here to help you.
Contact All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical to request an appointment with an Ontario electrician.