How Electricians Install a Kitchen Countertop Pop Up Electrical Outlet
February 27, 2023
It’s the age of technology, and you can never have too many outlets to support all your family’s devices. But sometimes it is hard to find the space for outlets, and power strips are not exactly the décor people like to have all over the house.
Looking for a clever way to add or install outlets in your kitchen? Pop-up outlets might be the perfect solution. They are inconspicuous and only pop up when you need them. Say goodbye to those eyesores on your kitchen walls and never run out of places to plug-in your device!
Call your local Mr. Electric® at (844) 866-1367 for all your outlet installation needs!
Kitchen Pop-up Outlets
Having a pop-up outlet installed in your kitchen should be a relatively easy process. An electrician will begin by cutting out an opening for the outlet in your desired location. Then, the electrician will place the pop-up unit into the freshly cut opening and secure it in place. Finally, the electrician will connect the wires from the pop-up unit to the nearest electrical circuit, and it will be ready to go!
Using more devices and appliances in your kitchen may require that you add a new circuit to prevent tripping the circuit breakers. Your electrician will be able to tell you whether you will also require an additional circuit installed to accommodate your kitchen’s electrical draw. But if you have noticed that using a few appliances at the same time tends to make a circuit breaker trip, that’s a sure sign that you’ll need to upgrade your kitchen’s circuits.
Where to Place Electrical Outlets in Kitchen
A big decision that you will need to make before having your pop-up outlet installed is determining where to install it. Consider having yours installed on the kitchen island or in countertop areas where small appliances are frequently used.
Another consideration when determining where to place your pop-up outlet is that the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires one outlet to be available for the first 9 square feet of a countertop, and another outlet for every additional 18 square feet of kitchen counter. The NEC also requires all kitchen outlets to have ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. GFCIs detect imbalances in your electrical current and quickly shut off the power when necessary to reduce the risk of electric shock.
Expert Installation and Repair
The experts at Mr. Electric can install any kind of outlet, including pop-up kitchen countertop outlets. Is your electrical outlet not working? Mr. Electric can help with that too. Call (844) 866-1367 to get a quote or request a service call from your local Mr. Electric today!