How Often Should You Replace Electrical Outlets?
While replacing electrical outlets is not a part of routine home maintenance, most homeowners will have to replace an outlet at some point. A correctly installed outlet that's rarely used can last for decades without any problems, and most people won't even think about replacing it unless it develops problems. However, there are a few circumstances in which you do need to replace them. When You Need an Upgrade Sometimes you do need to upgrade an outlet for convenience or safety.