Unless you’re a licensed electrician, chances are most of your electrical encounters around the home will focus around testing, replacing and preventing — testing to ensure electrical equipment and connections are working properly, replacing worn or outdated electrical accessories (outlets, surge protectors and cords), and preventing your home from electrical hazards.
Walk through your home at least twice a year to inspect worn wiring, test all ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), particularly after electrical storms, and reorganize overloaded outlets. Then, make a list of the electric supplies necessary to make the proper updates and head to your local Ace. We can help provide the electrical products, electrical supplies and advice to get the job done right. We even stock flashlights and portable lighting to help you prepare for or get through emergency situations.
Check out Ace Hardware’s Tips & Advice for guides to electrical maintenance and updates around the home as well as helpful do-it-yourself electrical project directions like how to install outdoor lighting. If you still have questions or have a more extensive update to make, be sure to consult a licensed professional.