Licensed Commercial Electricians in Ottawa
What are ungrounded receptacles?

Two-prong outlets are connected to two-wire cables. That means they do not have a ground wire that protects people from faulty electrical devices. It is possible to install a new three-prong or GFCI into the same outlet box, as long as the box itself is grounded. This can be determined by a qualified electrician

electrical problems

Circuit breaker problems

Electrical shocks

Hot ceiling fixtures

Flickering lights

Light switches or electrical outlets are not working

Burning odor or sparks


Uncovered Junction Box

Too Few Outlets


Overwired Panel

Aluminum Wiring

Plug Falls Out of Receptacle

Sags And Dips In Power

Circuit Breaker Tripping Frequently

Electrical Problems

Backstabbed Wires

Ungrounded Receptacles

Knob and Tube

Circuit Overload

High Electrical Bill

Lights Too Bright Or Dim

Replacement of Two Prong Outlets

Two-prong outlets are not currently allowed by the National Electrical Code. However it is permitted to replace an existing two prong outlet with another two-prong (ungrounded) outlet. So, an equal swap is permitted. Upgrading is always recommended.

Getting Your Outlets up to Code

You have 3 safe options for getting your outlets up to code.

  • Replace with a GFCI
  • Retrofit a three-prong receptacle without rewiring
  • Rewire the panel
  • If you need advice, contact Electricians Ottawa.