My Electrical Plug Is Upside Down - How Do I Fix It?

Me and my wife bought a house in a few years ago that had quite a bit of the electrical outlet plugs installed upside down. As an experienced contractor and home inspector, I asked the homeowner, what he did for a living and he said that he was an electrician at a nuclear power plant.

This relieved me a little bit, as I continued to inspect the home for other problems with the electrical system. I wasn't too concerned, because I was going to replace the entire home electrical system anyway, but I still wanted to know, why were these electrical outlets installed upside down.

I asked the realtor the other day and she said that she would contact him, as a courtesy for me. I thanked her and am still waiting for her reply. I realize that I might not ever know, why someone installs electrical outlets upside down.

If there are any experienced electricians for homeowners who prefer to have their electrical outlets installed upside down, I would love to know what the reason is for doing this. It doesn't seem to make that much sense to me.

If I was going to install an extension cord, I have to change, what I am currently used to and reverse my installation process for installing electrical outlet cords.

If you're electrical outlets are installed upside down, they are easy to fix. Make sure that the electricity is turned off, first, then. Simply unscrew the cover and remove the two screws that are located at the bottom and top of the electrical outlet.

Then you can simply rotate the electrical outlet plug and reinstall it in the correct position. Simple, but make sure that the electricity is turned off and be careful rotating the electrical outlet around. Try not to twist the wires and make sure that they don't disconnect from the electrical outlet or any of the wired nuts inside of the electrical box.

Always be careful when working around electricity.