“GFCI” stands for “Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter” outlet. You probably already have a few GFCI receptacles installed in your home’s bathrooms. These grounded, three-prong electrical outlets have their own “reset” and “test” buttons on the outlet cover.
You should install GFCI outlets in any parts of your home where your electrical fixtures may contact water. If you don’t have any of these outlets, then get in touch with Applewood right away!
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets are a very important home safety device. They function the same way most outlets do, but they have an additional safety function: the receptacle contains a component that protects people from electrical shocks.
GFCI outlets automatically sense when the electrical devices plugged into them are wet and react by cutting off the electricity flowing into the outlet. This keeps electricity from shocking you when it arcs through the water on the fixture. These outlets work well in kitchens, bathrooms and any other areas where electrical fixtures could get wet.
GFCI outlets continually monitor the current of electricity flowing through them. When they detect even the slightest interruption in that electrical current, then they cut off the electrical flow immediately by flipping a miniature version of a circuit breaker located in the receptacle itself. The circuit remains broken until you manually reset it at the outlet. Check out the video below to learn about how these outlets work in more detail:
Easily! Applewood’s electricians can install as many outlets you need, anywhere you need them. Installing a GFCI outlet is an easy way to make your home safer.
There are several reasons why if you live anywhere around Denver or Boulder, you should choose Applewood to install your GFCI outlets.
First: We’re the most experienced. Applewood has over 48 years of experience installing and repairing outlets. In that time, we’ve answered over 300,000 service calls.
Second: We’re the fastest. Our experts are ready to install outlets from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week, and over 48+ years of service and 300,000 service calls, we’ve been perfectly on time over 96% of the time.
Third: We’re the most reliable. Applewood strives to follow our Code of Ethics on every job. We treat you with the utmost respect and make sure you’re satisfied with all the work we do. Over 60% of our first-time customers go on to become regular customers. If you call us to install your GFCI outlets, we’ll be happy to show you why.
If you’re interested in installing GFCI outlets, then just fill out the form to the left or call us at 303-328-3060. We look forward to earning your repeat business!