Receptacles Not Grounded

Are the receptacle not grounded in your home? One easy way to check is, if the receptacle only has two prongs instead of three; another way is with a “plug in tester”. This is a very inexpensive device that can be purchased at any home improvement store or electrical supply house. Simply plug in the tester and the lights will light up to tell you weather your receptacles are wired properly or that the receptacles are not grounded. The plug in tester will tell you many¬† things in relation to the proper wiring of a receptacle, such as

  • Open hot wire
  • Open Neutral wire
  • Open Ground wire
  • Reverse polarity
  • Hot and Ground wires reversed
  • Neutral and Ground wires reversed.
This is a typical plug in electrical tester that can be puchased at any home improvement store. The lights on the front will light up when plugged in to tell you if the receptacle is wiried properly or not.

This is a typical plug in electrical tester that can be puchased at any home improvement store. The lights on the front will light up when plugged in to tell you if the receptacle is wiried properly or not.

When you have receptacles not grounded in your home, there is always a potential for electric shock to people. The reason the receptacle and all non current carrying metal parts of an electrical system are grounded is to ensure that if electricity comes in contact with a grounded surface, that the circuit breaker will trip. If your receptacle is not grounded, than that means that what ever you plug into that receptacle is not grounded either.

Cross Electrical Contractors Can provide you with a qualified Maryland electrician to come to your home and inspect any and all devices to ensure that they are properly grounded and safe. If you already know that your receptacles are not grounded, then contact Cross Electric today, and we will be happy to give you a free price quote to repair all your receptacles that are not grounded in your home.