A Residential Electrician Ensures Outlets Meet All Code Requirements

All-Current-Electric-residential-electricians-outlets-codesResidential electrician work requires the ability to install a wide variety of electrical outlets, including appliance outlets, sump pump outlets, electric car outlets and more. An average home has dozens of electrical outlets for a variety of uses that can make everyday life better. For example:
  • Enhance your living space by having recessed outlets installed between walls and furniture.
  • Built-In LED night light outlets are great for nighttime lighting.
  • Switch/Outlet Combo units work well for any room in your home.
  • USB outlets are a functional solution for charging cell phones and other portable devices all at the same time.
  • Electric car outlets car can be plugged into an ordinary three-prong 110-volt outlet in your garage or carport. 

Residential Electrician Stays Up-To-Code

A vital requirement of a residential electrician is to adhere to all electrical codes. Most of the local codes in Johnson County, Kansas are based on the National Electrical Code (NEC) which outlines the required practices for all aspects of residential installation. When there are differences between local codes and NEC codes, the local code always takes precedence.

Newer homes have outlets that meet all code requirements, but many older homes still have basic domestic outlets for things like lamps, small appliances and general use. However, these outlets are not grounded and are quickly becoming obsolete because of safety and code issues. They also are not suitable for certain uses; for example, electric codes specify that larger outlets are required for use by high-current devices such as microwaves and large kitchen appliances. Laundry room outlets (depending on if the clothes dryer is electric or gas), and basement outlets – in particular, sump pump outlets, which work almost constantly pumping groundwater – also require the larger outlets.

Current code also requires that all standard outlets must be the tamper-resistant (TR) type which has a built-in safety feature that prevents children from sticking items into the receptacle slots. Further, any area of your home that is in close proximity to water, such as near the kitchen sink, the bathroom and laundry room, is now required to have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets. In the event that electrical current leaks or spikes to a hazardous level, GFCI outlets cut off the power, preventing shocks and other damage. A residential electrician can easily update your home’s outlets with newer, safer, grounded GFCI and TR outlets. A residential electrician stays up-to-date on all the specific code requirements that apply to all situations, as well as specific requirements for individual rooms in your home.

Call All Current Electric When You Need A Residential Electrician

For existing homes or new home construction, a residential electrician will completely install new wiring or update with outlets that meet current electrical codes for your family’s safety and convenience. When you hire a residential electrician from All Current Electric, you get a wide range of electrical services in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our qualified, experienced residential electrician has multiple skills and abilities to meet every homeowner’s needs. Choosing a local certified residential electrician means you get an efficient, high-quality, service expert who will perform the work efficiently and safely. Homeowners in Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Prairie Village and Johnson & Wyandotte counties in Kansas; and Jackson, Platte, Cass and Clay counties in Missouri always have a selection of the top-performing and highest rated electricians at their fingertips for the right solution at the right time from the professionals at All Current Electric.

When you need of a residential electrician, give All Current Electric a call, or request an appointment.


9108 Cody Street
Lenexa, Kansas 66214