If you don’t already have one, a professional electrician will recommend you get one. Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), is a handy device that protects you, your family, and your home from unexpected electrical shocks.
Benefits of installing GFCI
Here are some of the many benefits you can reap from hiring an electrician to install a GFCI at your home.
To improve protection for homes built 25+ years ago. These homes lack the appropriate protection to prevent or avoid electrical fires, electric shock, and other injuries caused by surges.
To avoid and prevent electrical shock-related deaths. Reports indicate that more than 60% of electrical shock-related deaths could have been avoided if GFCI’s had been installed at home.
You can rest assured that your appliances and electrical devices will not be damaged if an electric shock occurs. It is important to remember that electrical shocks can also affect people who are near an outlet or plug. It can also cause harm to appliances and gadgets that are plugged into an outlet.
Your circuit breaker can be used to increase power distribution efficiency. The GFCI automatically blocks the circuit wire when you experience unusual power surges to prevent power surges from reaching your outlets.
Ideal locations to install GFCI
You can have GFCI outlets installed by an electrician in many places around your home. These are the best places to install GFCI’s:
- Outdoor outlets and fixtures
- Swimming pools
- Saunas and hot tubs
It is important to not place the GFCI in an area where there are electrical wires near water sources or moisture. If you’ve ever been subject to electrical shock, make sure you have a GFCI installed in the same area.
You can also seek professional advice from an electrician about other potential electrical shock hazards in your home. To ensure electrical safety and maximum protection for your home and family, as well as electrical gadgets and appliances, you may want to install multiple GFCIs.
Don’t forget to check on them after they’ve been installed in your home. To ensure that they work properly, you must test them regularly. You can schedule a time in a month to go around your house and test the GFCI outlets. Have Florence Electrician Pros repair or replace any damaged outlets in your home.
This is a step-by-step guide to help you test your GFCI outlets:
- Turn on the lamp by plugging it into the GFCI outlet.
- The outlet will test you. The Reset button will appear. The lamp’s lights should go out.
- To restore electricity flow to your outlet, press the Reset button. After pressing the Reset button, the lamp should be lit again.
Contact an electrical contractor licensed to provide more information about GFCI. Call Florence Electrician Pros now. You may reach us at (843) 212-4173.
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