It does not take a rocket scientist to know that when you mix electricity with water, the outcome is never pleasant for the person involved. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to avoid electricity in water in all scenarios. Since there needs to be electricity outside to run outdoor equipment and in bathrooms, GFI outlets are here to the rescue to avoid any hazardous accidents.
What Is A GFCI Outlet?
A GFCI outlet, also called a GFI outlet or GFIs, is an outlet that is installed near situations that may use water or other electrical hazards. We have all seen GFI outlets before; most of us have probably seen them in our bathrooms. These outlets are similar to a normal outlet with two plugs, but these outlets are equipped with a button that reads test/reset on it. These outlets are for safety and what they do is if water gets on the electrical socket the switch pops stopping electricity through the socket preventing damage to the electrical socket or the main breaker.
Safety Features Of GFI Outlets
GFI outlets are known for their safety features when it comes to electricity around water. If you are in the bathroom using a blow dryer and the socket gets splashed from water somehow, you don’t want to have to worry about being electrocuted. GFI outlets prevent electrocution by stopping the flow of electricity protecting you from shock, or damage to the breaker that could cause a fire in your home. You can test your GFI outlets by pressing the test button, which should cut off power to the electrical outlet, once you are assured it is working, you push the red button again to reset and restore power to your electric socket.
Your electrician in Los Angeles, Branover Contractors Inc is more than happy to assist your with the installation of GCFI outlets in your home or property. As a family owned and operated business, we know the importance of protecting your family from electrical dangers. We take pride in every electrical job and show it our work.
We install GCFI outlets at affordable prices. You can’t put a price on safety, and water and electricity is far from a safe combination. By getting your free consultation from Branover Contractors Inc, we can get you scheduled to increasing your homes safety by installing your GCFI outlets and make sure that they are operating properly to prevent any electrical or safety issues from electricity down the road.