How To Replace Or Upgrade An Electrical Outlet
There are many reasons for replacing your existing electrical outlets. Many older homes have outlets that lack a grounding port. These outlets may be fine for appliances such as lamps that can be plugged into a simple double slotted receptacle. While you can use an adapter that allows the use of a grounded plug in this type of outlet, it is generally unsafe to do so because the appliance will not be properly grounded.