Receptacle Installation

Receptacle Services in Virginia Beach

Receptacles can get worn out or damaged over time. Loosened connections, sparks, shocks and even electrocutions are just a few dangers that happen when receptacles wear out. A damaged receptacle is too dangerous to be left exposed.

Nipper Electric knows how to wire up a receptacle that has been damaged or install new wall socket wiring. Our clients enjoy our fast, courteous and safety conscious work, you will too. We can help you with:

  • Receptacle installation height.
  • Electrical receptacle installation placement.
  • Wiring a plug outlet.
  • Receptacle installation code.
  • Testing receptacles for damaged wiring or loosened contacts.

USB Receptacle Installations

Devices are everywhere. Cellphones, iPads, and even tablets can be charged through USB cords. It’s no surprise that USB receptacles are in big demand as well. A USB receptacle combines electrical outlets with USB charging areas. This simple fix will add a lot more space and convenience to your hectic life. You will no longer have to unplug items to plug in your device. With a USB receptacle installation, you can safely charge your device without having to sacrifice the extra outlet. Nipper Electric are experts at USB receptacle installation. We can get you organized and ready in no time. 

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How to Wire Up a Receptacle

Danger is involved any time you work with electricity. Even receptacle installation instructions can be dangerous and confusing. When you begin to consider replacing or installing receptacles there are many questions you might ask yourself:

Receptacle wiring - NipperElectric

  • How do I wire a receptacle?
  • Should I wire a receptacle installation ground up or down?
  • How to install an outlet plug using existing wiring?
  • How do I wire a plug receptacle in a new spot?
  • How do you wire an outlet without existing wiring?
  • How to wire an electrical outlet near water?

Besides all these questions, you will need to know receptacle installation code for your area. Different states call for different codes.

Another confusing aspect is understanding outlet wiring color codes that come with installations. Different wires are color coded to mean different things.

  • Black wires are hot wires, meaning they are live and carry currents.
  • White wires are neutral wires and connect to silver screws.
  • Green wires are ground wires that connect to a ground screw.
  • Red wires are also usually hot wires if they are present at all.

Wiring DIY is dangerous and difficult, but there are some tools to help.

Receptacle Installation Tools

A receptacle installation tool can help you install wiring more safely. These tools are made of plugs that go into the receptacle. Sensors in the tool react to electricity. When an outlet is hot, the sensors trigger an orange light. The best bet is to plug in the tool, then turn the power off. When you return the sensor lights should be off and you know it is safe to work. However, DIY installation tools have their drawbacks.

Stick With the Professionals

GFCI-replacement - NipperElectricReceptacle installation tools cannot detect loosened connections, spot faulty wiring or see other wiring problems. Professional electricians are able to safely complete receptacle installations and prevent further problems. DIY tools can’t compete with in-depth knowledge and skill. Having a safe home is the most important part of any electrical work.

Safety is important above all else, so having an electrician or inspector available is really helpful when working with any electrical wiring. A trusted and licensed electrician, like our team at Nipper Electric can guide you through any issues and deliver safe and dependable results. If you have any exposed, cracked or worn receptacles, call us at 757-842-1710. We can get rid of damaged receptacles and keep your home running safely. You can also go online any time of day or night to schedule an appointment. Let us keep your home running and your family safe.

 

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Tim Speidel
Tim Speidel
2017-07-18T19:31:58+0000
A great resource - fast, efficient and thoughtful. Reasonable cost as well.It's a big relief to to find a trustworthy crew of intelligent craftspeople like Nipper. Highly recommended.read more
Amber Mantel
Amber Mantel
2017-04-26T14:48:06+0000
Installation went smooth. They were very polite and the best part is they actually clean up after themselves.read more
Sherri Towey
Sherri Towey
2017-03-29T15:56:52+0000
They are professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. I am very happy with the quality of service they have provided and highly recommend them.read more
Mitch Hyskell
Mitch Hyskell
2017-03-27T17:35:09+0000
They are very quick to respond and very knowledgeable about how to get the work done as quick as possible. I have used them for checking outlets to make sure there grounded to installing breaker boxes and have had very good experiences with all of it. I would recommend them to everyone who need electrical work done!read more
Linda Balderson
Linda Balderson
2017-01-27T12:38:30+0000
They were great !! I called one day and they had a new outlet installed by the end of the next day. Would definitely recommend and use them again .read more
Cynthia Apple McLeod
Cynthia Apple McLeod
2017-01-18T23:48:33+0000
Had outlet installed, very reasonable and professional. I called on Wednesday and within 48 hours they provide me a quote and install the outlet. I will without hesitation call Nipper Electric first in the future for any electrical issues I may have.read more
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
2016-11-21T18:05:27+0000
Very professional , knowledgeable , awesome clean up , Courtious
Angelle Rose Campbell
Angelle Rose Campbell
2016-10-07T14:12:09+0000
Edward Reddick Jr.
Edward Reddick Jr.
2016-08-19T17:30:36+0000
I had a short notice request to remove an electric cooktop. Trey was able to reroute a technician and they arrived within an hour. Zach was professional and courteous. It could not have been a better experience. I highly recommend Nipper to anyone who needs an electrician.read more
Lauren Merritt
Lauren Merritt
2016-08-10T16:56:25+0000
Very friendly, great service! I would highly recommend!
Donna Euliss Huddleston
Donna Euliss Huddleston
2016-06-29T20:48:41+0000
I come from a perspective of "things happen." And unfortunately something did. When I called Nipper, a he-said, she-said situation arose with my tenant that could have turned ugly. Nipper didn't go there. I was very pleased with the way they responded to my call. Now I could see how they handled an adverse situation. And I get be them very High marks! I have several rentals; and I will definitely used them again. Their pricing is very fair.read more
David Sacks
David Sacks
2016-06-29T17:26:20+0000
Nipper Electric diagnosed and fixed the electrical problem at my house. They are a very professional and well run business. Friendly, prompt, and experts at what they do. All my questions were answered in a courteous and patient manner. I definitely would recommend Nipper Electric and plan to use them for future work.read more
Sean Christian
Sean Christian
2016-06-25T20:15:00+0000
Nipper Electric has the highest level of professionalism. Trey Nipper was quick to respond to my request. He and his team did an excellent job installing interior and exterior lighting as well as an exterior power receptical. The work was neat, clean and thorough. He took time discuss our needs and ensured the job met our requirements throughout the job. I would recommend him to anyone and I will definitely call him for any future work. Sean C. Virginia Beach, Varead more
Theresa Pierce
Theresa Pierce
2016-06-12T13:27:35+0000
Eric Schweizer
Eric Schweizer
2016-05-10T16:19:08+0000
Reasonable price, quality work and exceptional customer service/relations! My wife and I were expecting a baby any day when we encountered an electrical issue in the nursery that we needed fixed as soon as possible. I called Nipper Electric and Trey Nipper called me back 10 minutes later. They were able to send out a technician who found and fixed the issue the same day. Given our busy schedule with baby planning, it was a relief to work with a company like Nipper who took care of our issue quickly. We will definitely be using Nipper Electric in the future. If you are in the search for an electrician, your search is over... just give Nipper Electric a call.read more
Nancy Y Smith
Nancy Y Smith
2016-04-30T17:47:12+0000
Nipper Electric is by far the best electrician company I have ever hired. Trey and his guys ROCK! They do such exemplary work every time. Last fall, they rewired practically our entire home and modernized our system in the walls, meters, lighting, ceiling fans, outlets, under-counter lighting. You name it; they do it. Such a class act and so professional, GRADE "A" WORK. I can't say enough about this organization and their crew. From start to finish, they dealt with all the inspections, went above and beyond the norm. We just had Nipper Electric back at our home yesterday with outside lighting, more indoor work, and, once again, their work is exceptional. My Mom hired them to rework her under-counter lighting that was put in by another "not-up-to-par" electrician less than a year ago. She was so unhappy with her only 9-month old under-counter lighting that she decided to hire Nipper Electric because of the great work they did for my brother and me. And she is so happy with her new under-counter lighting replacement by Nipper Electric. She only wishes my brother and I had found them before she had her kitchen lighting installed. She's so happy now! And my brother and I are again giving rave reviews to Nipper Electric. Thank you Trey, Zach and Jessie. We feel like you guys are friends now! Thanks, Nancy Y. Smithread more
Yvonne Du Buy
Yvonne Du Buy
2016-04-26T05:48:57+0000
I was extremely impressed with this company, beginning with the VP, Trey, who came to my home to assess my particular situation, which was to convert a Fiberstars fiberoptic pool light to an LED light. Trey is highly intelligent and willing to take the time to research the situation at hand and study the data I had managed to collect for this undertaking. The electricians, Zack and Jessie, who came to do the work were also highy professional, congenial, hard-working, and knowledgeable and completed the task iwith exceptional efficiency in spite of the fact that they had never done such a conversion before. I am delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Nipper Electric for any of your electrical needs.read more
Bob Carr
Bob Carr
2016-04-09T16:26:34+0000
Martin Moore
Martin Moore
2015-12-31T14:39:39+0000
Jackson Shelley
Jackson Shelley
2015-12-30T20:50:52+0000
Tim Burns
Tim Burns
2015-11-20T04:24:13+0000
Trey and Zack installed a variety of lights all over our home. The installation included wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights, combo bathroom exhaust/light fans, and under counter kitchen led lights. Their work was very professionally done, without any setbacks. They cleaned up after the job was finished and left our house spotless. You can't go wrong with this company.read more
Tracy Fentress
Tracy Fentress
2015-08-21T20:23:48+0000
Wendy Gray
Wendy Gray
2015-08-17T23:46:14+0000
Thanks Zack for installing my new exhaust fan in the bathroom! Sorry about the messy attic!
Joseph Linan
Joseph Linan
2015-07-16T18:39:28+0000