GFCI stands for Ground-Fault Circuit Interruptions. GFCI outlets are specialized outlets that need to be placed in specific parts of your home. If you have been living in your home for years now and are unsure whether or not you have GFCI outlets installed, it’s important you contact our professionals at Gervais Electric and schedule a home electrical inspection. When we come out to your home, we will not only check for proper installations, but also check to be sure that those installed are up to code and working the way they’re designed to work.
GFCI outlets can detect when there is a problem of any type that can ultimately cause or lead to an electric shock. When this occurs the power to the outlet is cut immediately. This ensures any dangerous issues are thwarted. These outlets are a method for protection. There are specific requirements that come into play regarding their installation. GFCI outlets are installed to address safety concerns for home kitchens, wet bars, pool lighting, bathrooms and other areas of your home or business. They are required by current building codes. Without them, electric shocks could be a common occurrence. They must be installed in residences, businesses, construction sites, garages and even hotels and motels within 6 feet of any area that is susceptible of getting wet.
These requirements have served to protect homes and families for years. Is your home up to code? To ensure that your home is up to code it is important to reach out to our expert team and schedule a home electrical inspection. Our electricians will perform a thorough inspection, identify any problem areas and provide you with efficient (and usually affordable) solutions. If your home is a new construction, chances are these specialized outlets will be installed in every room of the house.
The overall comfort and safety of your home and family is our number one priority. We are committed and dedicated to providing our premier electrical services to all our valued clients in timelines that are accommodating to your individual needs and at prices that are affordable.
These GFCI outlets can go bad or fail over time in one of three ways. The first type of failure is the simple fact that the outlet will not trip when the test button is pushed. The second type of failure is that the trip button on the outlet stays out and is unable to be reset and the third and most dangerous failure is that the button actually trips out but the outlet itself stays hot. With these facts in mind, don’t delay in contacting our team to ensure that your GFCI outlets are working and installed properly or, if need be, perform any necessary installations where required in your home.
If you need to upgrade the GFCI outlets in your home, are not sure whether your existing outlets are up to code or want to ensure that they are installed where required, then we are the team for you. Simply give us a call or send us an email below to schedule your appointment today. We don’t want you to fall victim to any unfortunate occurrences, so be sure to discuss your concerns with our team.
For more information about GFCI outlets or to schedule an inspection or additional installations, contact Gervais Electric at (615) 973-1436. Don’t delay. Contact our team today!!