Licensed Commercial Electricians in Ottawa
What are backstabbed wires?
If the wires of an outlet or switch are shoved into small openings in the back of the outlet instead of secured by screws, this is called backstabbing. This is an unacceptable shortcut and should be remedied.
Are backstabbed wires dangerous?
Yes. This is an extremely dangerous situation that can lead to fires. All the wires must be securely in place on outlets and switches. This prevents the wires from coming loose. Any of these things can happen as a result of backstabbed wires:
- Electrical fire
- Interruption of power
- Damage from overheating
If you suspect you have backstabbed wiring, contact us at Electricians Ottawa. We will set up an appointment for an inspection.