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AFCI, GFCI, & USB Outlets in Skokie, IL

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Are your home outlets grounded? Well, there are different types of outlets for homes and each one can be a huge benefit to the safety and security of your power grid. Here at ServiceMax we pride ourselves on delivering excellent outlet services to homeowners in Skokie, IL.

  • All of our electrical services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

  • We promise honesty and transparency to all of our customers and community members.

  • We offer 24/7 emergency support when needed.

Meet with our team to discuss which outlets need to be supported or replaced and we’ll get right to work. We can even give you a free estimate on the work that needs to be done!

Call ServiceMax for thorough AFCI, GFCI, and USB outlet installation in Skokie and beyond!


What Is a GFCI Outlet?

GFCI stands for ground–fault circuit interrupter, and it’s something that every home needs, at least in parts of the home. You may recognize a GFCI outlet installation when you see it. It’s the type typically found in bathrooms that likely has a "reset" button in the middle.

The GFCI outlet is designed to detect ground faults: when the current moving through the wires suddenly makes contact with something it’s not supposed to. If the current is not flowing directly from the panel to your appliance, device, or fixture, the GFCI stops the circuit, which stops the current.

This protects you from electrical shock, which could happen more easily in a room with appliances, faucets, and fixtures that use water. That’s why you need a GFCI outlet in bathrooms, basements, kitchens, laundry rooms, and other such areas. We can get your home up to code by doing this.

What Is an AFCI?

AFCI stands for arc fault circuit interrupter, and it helps to protect your home from a different kind of danger. A sudden arc in the electrical current could start a fire that could quickly spread to your home. You need AFCI protection throughout the home, not just at the outlets, so AFCI breakers are installed at your electrical panel to ward off potential home fires. However, AFCI/GFCI outlet combinations are available as well.

Our Outlet Installations and Services

We can install a newer, safer GFCI/AFCI outlet or breaker for your home, or we can provide outlet repair when yours stops working. Looking to update your home in a modern way? We also install and service USB outlets for homes in the Chicagoland area. That way, you can plug in all of your modern devices without having to worry about finding a charger base.

Schedule your next outlet repair or installation with ServiceMax. Our electricians in Skokie, IL are licensed and committed to providing excellent customer service with every job.

Serving The Chicagoland Area Since 1998