GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt. GFCI outlets provide much better protection against electrical shock that standard non-GFCI outlets do. GFCI outlets should be installed in any environment that is close to a source of water that is regularly used, in places like bathrooms and kitchens. Recent regulations also call for a GFCI outlet to be installed for all single-phase outlets of 125 volts or more. In addition to the protection against electrical shock, GFCI outlets also protect against electrical fires and the damage of appliances. Grogg’s electricians are well versed in GFCI requirements and carry on their trucks everything that they need to replace or install new GFCI outlets in your home.
Regular maintenance of your home’s electrical system, which includes checking your GFCI outlet(s), is also very beneficial. With regular maintenance and checking, you will learn about problems as they develop rather than learning about them when it is too late and you find yourself in the middle of an emergency situation. You will also be able to rest assured that every visible component in your plumbing system is operating at its peak efficiency. Click here to learn more about Grogg’s industry-leading maintenance plans.