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Although replacing electrical outlets is a job that’s best left to a professional electrician, you can clean out the inside of a receptacle to prepare for the new outlet. The first and most important step after you remove the receptacle cover is to cap the wires. If you don’t have wire caps or don’t know how to install them properly, stop and call an electrician. You can watch this video to see how to clean out the inside of an electrical outlet.

If you have old electrical outlets, it’s probably a good idea to contact a residential electrical company serving Frederick to see about upgrading your electrical system. Old receptacles and electrical wiring can pose a safety risk, especially if they are not properly grounded. Upgrading your home’s electrical system can also ensure that all of your high-wattage appliances and electronics perform without fail.