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Introduction

In this guide I will be walking you through how to replace an electrical outlet cover. Keep in mind some outlets have different looks but here we will be replacing a standard outlet with two ports. Stay cautious when replacing an outlet cover because electric currents are still running through them and can potentially cause harm if not handled properly.

Before you begin this repair, we recommend you to turn off the electricity in your household to avoid electrocution.

  1. Setup a workspace around the damaged/old electrical outlet cover you  are replacing.
    • Setup a workspace around the damaged/old electrical outlet cover you are replacing.

  2. Use the flathead screwdriver to remove the screw from the outlet. Lefty loose-y righty tight-y.
    • Use the flathead screwdriver to remove the screw from the outlet.

    • Lefty loose-y righty tight-y.

  3. Remove the faceplate off of the wall. Remove the faceplate off of the wall. Remove the faceplate off of the wall.
    • Remove the faceplate off of the wall.

  4. Now that the faceplate is removed clean up the interior and surrounding area of the outlet.
    • Now that the faceplate is removed clean up the interior and surrounding area of the outlet.

    • Be cautious as you clean the exposed outlet due to the electric current still running through it.

Conclusion

To make sure the outlet cover is properly installed, try to move the faceplate around and plug in your devices to ensure the outlet still works

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