Be Careful Repairing Your Wall Outlet

Is your wall outlet not working? This could be due to some faulty wiring or the outlet itself. Thankfully, wall outlets and the associated wiring a fairly cheap. The issue is also relatively easy to fix by replacing the wall outlet. However, it can be dangerous working with electricity. There is always the chance that you severely injure or even kill yourself.

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This is why it is generally a better idea to have trained electrical repair services handle these issues instead. However, if you decide to make the repair yourself, you should be aware of these three common mistakes.

The first thing you always want to do is turn off the power. This should keep you from getting injured. Next, take out the old outlet and wirings carefully. With the new outlet, you will want to connect up the wiring. A common mistake is creating the wrong sized hook at the end of the wire. It should not be too long or too short. Too long and something could short out. If it is too short, the connection will not be great. To learn about more common issues, watch the rest of the video.


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