GFCI Outlet Installation
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI is one of the best safety investments you can have at your home or building. It prevents potential electric shock and makes you up to code to the modern electrical code standards.
GFCI works by shutting off when it senses a change in the electrical current. To keep your families safe, hiring a professional electrical contractor to do GFCI installations in your home ensures that your outlets work correctly and you don’t end up with faulty wiring.
Have them installed by Prescott’s trusted electrical contractors. Hire Assurance Electrical Services today, and we’ll assure you that we’ll leave your property safer than yesterday!
What Is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlet (GFCI)?
A GFCI outlet offers additional protection from electrical shocks. It shuts off the power line to an outlet if there is a short circuit or ground fault.
Let’s say you’re using an appliance in your kitchen, and you spilled water on the floor over your feet. The ground faults could allow electricity to pass through your body to the floor. The electric shock can be hazardous.
The GFCI outlet shuts off power before this can happen, thereby protecting you from electrocution. Aside from the protection, GFCI outlets are proven to reduce potential electrical fires.
Where Are GFCI Outlets Required?
So, can you put a GFCI anywhere in a circuit?
Yes, you can replace almost any electrical outlet with a new GFCI outlet. Correctly wired GFCIs will also protect other outlets on the same circuit.
Installing a GFCI outlet is recommended in any potentially wet or damp areas, such as:
- Bathrooms, laundry rooms, and utility sinks
- Outdoors such as spa and pool areas
- Crawlspaces and unfinished basements
- Wet bars
Reasons to Install a GFCI Outlet
To comply with building and fire codes
The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires GFCI outlets in any area with electricity within 6 feet of water indoors, or within 20 feet of a pool or spa outside.
To protect your family
GFCI outlets help prevent unwanted accidents from happening such as burn injury or severe electric shock.
To protect your property
Having no GFCI installed in your home makes it more vulnerable to fire.
Why You Need An Electrician To Install GFCIs
Installing and wiring GFCIs by yourself can expose you to electrical hazards, especially if you’re not well-experienced on the job.
You need a trusted and licensed electrician with proper tools and testing equipment (such as voltage tester and circuit tester) to install new GFCIs and replace faulty ones.
Why Choose Assurance Electrical Services?
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
With Assurance’s GFCI outlet services, you’ll get an extra level of protection and peace of mind. Our goal is to leave you 100% satisfied with our service.
We show up on the time of service and work efficiently so you can get back to your day sooner.
Seasoned Local Electricians
We are licensed, insured, highly-trained, and experienced local electricians!
We Are Your Full-Service Electricians
Whether you need a GFCI outlet installation or replacement, choose an excellent and trustworthy electrician to do the job for you. Make sure the technician is licensed, bonded, and insured.
Our electricians here at Assurance Electrical Services have those qualifications.
Hire a trusted electrician to do the job right. Call Assurance Electrical Services right now!