Your Electrician Miami Explains the Dangers of Ungrounded Electrical Outlets

Although most people can recognize the difference between a two-pronged and a three-pronged outlet, the majority will have no idea what the real difference between a grounded and an ungrounded outlet is. To make things even more complicated, there are many three-pronged outlets found in homes across the country that are only equipped with two wires, when three are needed to properly ground the outlet. This can create a situation that is even more dangerous than an outdated two-pronged outlet, because it creates the impression that the outlet that you are using is actually grounded. Ungrounded electrical outlets should be upgraded by an electrician in Miami as quickly as possible, because they can pose serious dangers to you, your family and your property.

One of the main concerns, when it comes to ungrounded outlets, is electrical shocks. Ungrounded outlets are much more likely to shock someone, potentially causing serious injury or death. In addition to shocking people, these outlets can also cause serious damage and destruction to your electrical devices. This can also lead to injury if you are near one of these devices during a malfunction.

In addition to safety concerns, another reason to ensure that all of the outlets in your home are properly grounded is for warranty reasons. Many of our essential appliances, such as refrigerators, air conditioning units, washers and dryers must have a grounded connection in order for the warranty to be valid. If your appliance is plugged into an ungrounded outlet, then you have essentially voided your warranty.

If you are not sure if your outlets are all properly grounded or not, it can really pay off to have Elcon Electric come out and perform an electrical safety assessment. We can very quickly determine whether or not everything is grounded, and fix any issues if they are found.