Outlet Installation & Repair Services in Pasadena, MD

Get Electrical Outlets Installed from your Local Experts in Pasadena, MD

Haas and Sons Electric knows how to install electrical outlets correctly to ensure they meet current code standards and are safe for you and your family. Outlets installed incorrectly are not only hazardous to your family, but your home as well. When you want things done right the first time call Haas and Sons for your electrical outlet repair or installations.

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Powering your Home, one Outlet at a Time.

Ever had the vacuum cleaner plug just fall out of an outlet while trying to tidy your Pasadena, MD home?  Frustrating isn't it?  You may have been wishing for that extra plug in the kitchen, utility room or family room for years.  We can help!  Electrical outlets provide power for everything we use around the home from your cell phone charger to lamps to vacuum cleaners! Outlets often work for many years without showing signs of problems, but it is recommended to replace all the electrical outlets in the home every 15 years or so because of the inherent problems that arise through years of use such as loose plugs. Most people only know there is a problem when one or multiple outlets are not working, and sometimes there are even visible burn marks on the outlet. This is when you know there is a more serious problem at hand. You should have a qualified electrician not only investigate the faulty outlets but also evaluate the entire home to make sure there aren’t underlying problems elsewhere. 

Other types of outlets we install:

  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Outlet (EVSE)
  • Dryer outlets
  • Stove outlets
  • Exterior outlets
  • Microwave outlets
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI outlets)
  • Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI outlets)
  • USB charging outlets
  • Wifi controlled outlets

Exterior Outlet Installation or Service

Maryland homeowners are expanding their living space by moving outdoors.  Whether they are extending their deck, creating a firepit area or simply beautifying their landscape with lighting, adding Christmas lights, or a water feature, they are creating a demand for more outdoor outlets.  The good news is that this need for more electricity doesn't have to mean unsightly extension cords crisscrossing the yard.  There are more options for outdoor outlets than there have ever been.

Do outdoor outlets need to be covered?

Yes, outdoor outlets need to be covered. Just like indoor outlets, outdoor outlets have systems that cause the electrical circuit to shut off if the outlet is exposed to water or moisture. Since outdoor electrical outlets are exposed to the weather, having them properly covered ensures that they do not trip the circuit repeatedly in poor weather conditions. Call us today to have outdoor outlets installed.

How do I replace an outdoor outlet?

To replace an outdoor outlet:

1. Shut off the power to your outlet.
2. Replace the old wiring in the box.
3. Get your new box and remove any screws, nails or pieces that are sticking out.
4. Insert copper wire into the holes on the box (with about an inch sticking out).
5. Trace where you plan to cut the box.
6. Fit your new box onto your old box.
7. Set up the GFCI.
8. Secure your receptacle by screwing it tightly.
9. Install the outdoor cover.

If you have the correct electrical knowledge, replacing an outdoor outlet can be simple. However, if you are uncertain about working with electricity, do not have the proper tools or lack the technical knowledge, you should have a professional electrician replace your outdoor outlet. Contact us today to get your outdoor outlet replaced.

How much does it cost to put in an outdoor electrical outlet?

It costs around $1,000-$1,400 to put in an outdoor electrical outlet. Some things that will impact the overall price include:

  • The age of your house.
  • Where you want the outlets placed.
  • If any additional electrical boxes or wiring are needed.

Outdoor outlets are a great addition to any home and can be used for many purposes. If you are thinking about getting an outdoor electrical outlet installed, call Haas & Sons Electric!

How high off the ground does an outside electrical outlet need to be?

An outdoor electrical outlet should be at least 1-2 feet from the ground, but there is no exact minimum stated by The National Electric Code (NEC). However, the NEC does state that it can be no more than 6.5 feet from the ground, to provide accessibility. For more information on installing an outside electrical outlet, give us a call today.

Outdoor Outlets - Safety First

As always at Haas and Sons, our first concern is for our customers' safety.  One of the first things we will check is your circuit panel's capacity.  Is it capable of handling more?  If it isn't then adding more outlets may cause the circuit to overload and become more trouble than it is worth.  We will be able to tell you this after a short inspection of your property.
The second safety concern is one you have already thought of, rain, wind and snow.  The outlets we install meet all of the standards for safety.  They are water and storm proof.  However, we do advise you to pay attention to the items you are plugging in outside.  Taller lamps and hanging lights should be monitored or taken down during a storm.  And of course you should always check to make sure the outlet cover is completely in place, protecting it from the storm.

 

Upgrade Outdoor Outlets

Many older homes were built before GCFI outlets became standard.  If your outdoor outlets don't have this safety feature we highly recommend you upgrade them.  New GCFU outdoor outlets will also have watertight covers which very few older homes have.  These small precautions can help reduce the risk of electrical shock for you and your family.

 

Place Outdoor Outlets Where You Need Them Most

If you are in a newer home you probably have outlets every few feet inside your home.  Outside, you are lucky if you have one out front and one in the back.  But where do you really need them?  What would be most convenient for you? We suggest you start making notes about your outdoor activities.
  • Are you turning your music up full blast so you can hear it when you are on the back of your lot?
  • Would it be easier to have a plug you could use when you are working in the backyard?
  • Is there a shed you dread entering because there is never enough light?
  • Would a light in your firepit area help at the end of the evening when you are trying to clean up?
  • Would an outdoor refrigerator make a nice addition to your grilling area?
  • Would you like to add Christmas Lights to your home, but have nowhere to plug them in?

Contact Us For Quality Workmanship Every Time

Outlets should be replaced every 15 years as preventative maintenance. However, once you experience a power loss with one or more outlets it’s recommended to have the whole home evaluated. We want to make sure you get a worry-free outlet installation that will last, which is why we use great quality components, train our electricians and provide amazing warranties. Call us today at 443-396-2555 for quality workmanship you can trust!

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My experience with Haas & Son from beginning to end was great. They were very responsive & set up an estimate with me in a timely manner. Mike the electrician did a great job of walking through my options for my door bell install, outlet & switch upgrades. Job was finished that day. Great experience would definitely use Haas & Sons in the future

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Customer Service FTW Outstanding customer service in a world where such a thing has been lacking... Nick, and a gentleman who's name escapes me did a great job. Awesome gentlemen, friendly, knowledgeable, 'above and beyond', 'would recommend 5/5'. I could tell that they were smiling even though they had masks on. Good people. Carry on. Diggnit Annapolis
Phenomenal Service!!!!! The technician deployed by Hans & Sons to address my electrical issue went above and beyond to narrow down the root cause. Quintessential professional…would hands down as for Michael Wendell again! He knows his craft!!! Andrea Severn
Great customer service Larry was fantastic. He explained the situation clearly, and did his best to find a least costly solution to our problem. The work was completed efficiently and professionally. We couldn’t be happier with the expert service provided by Larry and we look forward to working with him in the future. Joan Ellicott City
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