Your beautiful historic home has a lot of features that newer homes lack. When you get that new mixer that requires a three-pronged outlet for your birthday, however, it may be time for an upgrade. To make sure the switch is made safely, you’ll need to hire a professional home inspector to check that the outlet is properly grounded.
Certified electricians can test the box behind the outlet to make sure it’s sufficiently grounded. If it is, it’s ready for the installation of a three-pronged outlet. If it isn’t, technicians can suggest upgrades that make a three-pronged outlet safe and give you an estimate for what the change will cost.
Make sure the outlets in your home are well-grounded. Practicing good electrical safety helps older homes last even longer.