GFCI Outlet Installation & Repair
“GFCI” stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlet. You probably (or at least hopefully!) already have a few GFCI outlets in your bathrooms. These grounded, three-prong outlets have “reset” and “test” buttons on the outlet cover itself. GFCI outlets are installed in areas where you have access to water to provide extra protection from electrical shock. They’re a very important part of home electrical safety, so if you don’t think you have any, you should get in touch with us right away!
What Are GFCI Outlets For?
GFCI Outlets protect people from water-based electrical dangers by “sensing” and preventing dangerous situations. A GFCI outlet actually senses when the electrical devices attached to them are wet. When it senses danger, the GFCI automatically turns off power to the outlet until you reset it manually. By turning off power, the GFCI outlet prevents electricity from arcing into nearby water, where it could shock you.
How Do GFCI Outlets Work?
GFCI outlets continually monitor the current of electricity flowing through them. When they detect even the slightest interruption in that electrical current, they’re designed to cut off the electrical flow immediately. Several different interruptions can trigger GFCI outlets to trip the power off, including surges or water. To learn more about how GFCI Outlets work and why they’re important, check out the video below:
How Can I Get a GFCI Outlet Installed?
It’s easy! Just call the pros at Applewood Plumbing, Heating & Electric. Our licensed electrical professionals can quickly and easily install as many GFCI outlets as you need. GFCI outlets are an easy way to make your home a whole lot safer. If you think you need GFCI outlets installed, get in touch any time.
Applewood has over 45 years of experience providing high-quality home repair services to over 300,000 customers all over the Denver metro area. We’re available when you need us, we have a greater than 96% on-time service record, and we always do quality work. Most importantly, Applewood cares about your happiness and safety. On every job we do, we strive to treat you, your home, and your family with respect. When you need electrical services, Applewood is the place to call.