Did you know? GFCI outlets save lives and protect from electrical shock. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters monitor the amount of current flowing from hot to neutral and if there is any imbalance, it trips the circuit. It is recommended to have GFCIs installed in areas where appliances and power tools are close to water (kitchens, bath and laundry rooms, and even outside or in the garage where electric power tools might be used).
Monthly testing to ensure your GFCIs are working is simple to do. Plug in a light fixture and turn it on. Then push the device’s test button. If the light stays on, the GFCI needs to be replaced. You don’t want to be the path-to-ground for electricity causing burns, injury or death from a fatal electric shock.
Call us at Rooham Electric if you have any questions or need assistance installing or replacing GFCIs in your home.