plug falls out of receptacle
Licensed Commercial Electricians in Ottawa
When a plug won’t stay secure in an outlet, the problems is either with the prongs on the cord or with the receptacle. Try other cords to see if they stay put. If not, the receptacle needs work.
Damaged contact points are the main cause of loose outlets. This can come from age and general wear and tear or from bad wiring. If the outlet is not holding plugs, have an electrician examine it. There could be other more serious problems like burnt wires.
A loose plug can:
- Damage wiring inside the walls
- Trip circuit breaker
- Blow a fuse
- Create arcing
Arcing is when the electrical current flows through an air gap between conductors. This is a major cause of household fires.
Don’t take chances. Have your wiring checked to prevent fires and injuries