GFCI Outlet Installation in Del Rio, TX
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlet, or GFCI, is a specialized automatic safety device most often used in most modern homes. A GFCI receptacle is similar in look to a regular outlet but includes additional test and reset buttons. When a ground fault or leakage is detected in the circuit, a GFCI works by instantly terminating or interrupting the electrical current. A GFCI outlet installation would be recommended in locations such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, patios or other outdoor areas. Swimming pools, landscaped ponds, and hot tubs are also some exterior areas that require a GFCI outlet installation.
A GFCI outlet installation is an inexpensive solution to help prevent electrical shocks in your home. House fires caused by electrical ground faults can also be prevented with the installment of a GFCI. When a GFCI is correctly installed in your home by a certified electrician, the chance of a fire, shock or electrocution incident is greatly reduced.
GFCI outlet installation is now a part of new home construction processes, but many older homes built before this code requirement was implemented do not have these affordable safety outlets. A GFCI installment is a small and inexpensive way to prevent life-threatening electrical issues within your home.
Del Rio electricians are happy to offer the following GFCI Outlet Installation guarantees:
- Ensuring and skillfully surveying that your house is properly outfitted and up-to-code with GFCI protection in all applicable areas
- Installing proper child-proof outlets
- Checking the functionality of existing GFCI outlets
Preventing burns, shocks and other potential hazardous situations by providing all necessary services and giving professional suggestions on home electrical improvements
After installing GFCI outlets in your home, it is important to test them monthly. A homeowner can easily carry out these tests on a GFCI outlet by pressing the “test” button that is next to the “reset button.” When the test button is pressed, power should automatically turn off. If the power is not turned off after hitting the “test” button, this means that your GFCI is not working properly and should immediately be replaced.