What do I have to do if a receptacle got scorched?
One of the receptacles got scorched due the use of a portal heater. I obviously stopped using it. What is the next action do I have to take? Will this be dangerous even if I do not use it anymore?
- John AldenLv 74 months agoFavorite Answer
Not dangerous if unused. The part is less than $2.00 if you know someone who can change it for you.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 74 months ago
not dangerous as long as it isn't used at all. and, you'll want to replace that
- Jeff DLv 74 months ago
You should replace the outlet and, while you're at it, inspect the wiring in the outlet for signs of damage (scorching, melted insulation, etc).
- PaulLv 64 months ago
It's an easy DIY replacement, and cheap also. If you are not comfortable with changing it yourself a handyman can easily handle it.
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- yLv 74 months ago
Kill the breaker, then replace it, make sure you match the amps to what is there and all your confections, are tight.