Updating wiring

Two prong outlets also raise flags about other electrical issues that may be present.Homes built before 1965 were built with 30- or 60-amp fuse panels.

Many two prong outlets were installed in metal boxes.

To find out whether the metal housing is grounded, purchase a circuit tester.

Insert one of the tester’s prongs into the hot slot (the shorter slot in the outlet).

If you truly want to address your two prong outlets and make them safer, you have four options.

Your first, and best, option is to hire an electrician to rewire your house’s outlets and its electrical panel.

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