Installation Of GFI Electrical Outlets
Your home’s electrical system is very convenient. However, there are numerous risks involved. If you’re not careful and something goes wrong, there is a risk that you’re going to get shocked. In severe cases, it could be fatal. Then, there is a risk that a shock is going to destroy your appliances and devices.
Taking advantage of our home safety inspection services is highly recommended. This is one way to minimize your risks. However, this isn’t the only thing you can do. You’ll also want to learn more about GFI or GFCI outlets.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters can protect your loved ones and assets. The National Electric Code requires GFI outlets to be installed in certain rooms including garages, kitchens, and bathrooms. If you don’t have these special outlets in your home, you need to install them immediately. Waiting too long could lead to bigger issues.
H&A Long Island Electrician installs GFI electrical outlets. Our prices are reasonable and we’re more reliable than our competitors. If a GFI outlet detects that an appliance is no longer getting the right current, it will cut the power. Using a GFI outlet is a good way to reduce the risk of electrocution.
About GFI Outlets
Do you have GFI outlets in your home? You can find out in seconds. All you have to do is walk around your house and look at your electrical outlets. Do you notice any outlets that have two buttons on the front? If so, your home has GFI outlets. These outlets feature two buttons. They have a Test button and a Rest button.
The Test button runs a test to confirm that the outlet is working. Once you’ve tested the outlet, you will need to reset it by pushing the reset button. Unfortunately, GFI outlets have a limited shelf life. You should only test these outlets once a month.
FAQs GFI Electrical Outlets
First, you should know that GFCI means Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. The GFCI is installed in the outlet, and it helps protect from electrical shocks.
You need to install GFI outlets in rooms with moisture. An electrician should install these outlets in bathrooms, kitchens, and garages.
GFI outlets monitor the current being inputted and outputted. If there is a difference, the GFI outlet will cut the power. The mechanism cuts power to the leaking device and prevents shocks.
If you can’t reset the outlet, you might have another issue. You may be able to troubleshoot and fix the problem alone. Otherwise, you should contact us. H&A Long Island Electrician is ready to fix the problem for you.
You may experience a ground fault. A ground fault occurs when a “hot” wire contacts the ground wire. When a ground fault occurs, the circuit breaker will blow or trip. If your breakers are tripping too much, you need to contact us, so we can find out what is wrong.