Kalispell GFCI Outlet Installation
Electricians For Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Lakeside, Polson and Surrounding Flathead Valley
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are an important safety device designed to prevent accidental electrocution. It works by constantly monitoring the electrical current flowing through a circuit and instantly switching off the power (interrupting the circuit) if it detects a ground fault or leakage current – that is, if the current is flowing along an unintended path, such as through a person or water. By quickly cutting off the power when a ground fault occurs, GFCI outlets are able to prevent serious injuries and save lives.
GFCI outlets look different from ordinary outlets. They have two buttons labeled one is labeled “Test” and the other is labeled “Reset.” You can check that a GFI is working by pressing “Test.” When you press the “Test” button it should shut off current to the outlet so that the outlet no longer provides power. After the test, you can restore current to the outlet by pressing “Reset.”
Learn more: How to Test a GFCI Outlet
Where Are GFCI Outlets Required?
GFCI outlets are particularly important to have in areas where there’s a higher risk of ground faults occurring. This includes places where electrical outlets are near water, such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and outside the home.
GFCI outlets are also required by the National Electrical Code as well as building codes in many jurisdictions for certain areas of the home, so installing them will ensure your home is code-compliant.
Why Choose Central Heating Cooling Plumbing & Electrical For GFCI Outlet Installation?
Installing new GFCI outlets is a job that is best left to experienced electrician. Our licensed electricians will ensure that your new outlets meet all code requirements and test them to ensure they are operating safely and reliably. Don’t take chances with electrical safety upgrades, our expert electricians have the experience and know-how to safely install all your electrical outlets, switches an much more.
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