While we don’t likely think about the hidden dangers in our homes and businesses, the reality is our house and our family can be put at risk each day if the right precautions aren’t taken. When it comes to your electrical work, your family can be at risk of electrocution if GFCIs aren’t installed in certain areas. Rest at ease by calling Electric City to have our electrical contractors perform the work. A family-owned business, we provide 24-hour services to Katy, TX.
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Where GFCIs Should Be Installed in Your Home or Business
Ground fault circuit interrupters are meant to help prevent fires and electrocution that can be caused by water. To keep your home or business safe, it’s important to install GFCIs in areas of your property that can come in contact with water, including:
- Outlets in your kitchen
- Outlets in your bathroom
- Outdoor outlets
- Laundry room outlets
- Outlets in your garage
- Spa, hot tub, or pool outlets
- Any other outlets in areas that are exposed to water
Advantages of Installing GFCIs
Installing GFCIs in your home or business can have many advantages for your family and your house. The main benefit is to prevent injury or even death from a fire or electrocution caused by water getting into an outlet.
Other advantages can include preventing shocks when plugging in devices and preventing your appliances from being damaged by electrical currents.
New guidelines require that all new homes and buildings have GFCIs installed in areas where outlets can be exposed to water. If your home is older and has not yet been upgraded to GFCIs, contact Electric City today to schedule an appointment with our electrical contractors.
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Call Today for GFCI Protection!
As you have probably already noticed, electrical outlets and switches come in all shapes and sizes. If your property is older or has just never been equipped with these essential safety features, give the reliable electricians here at Electric City a call today and let us provide you with the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) installation services you need to protect your home or business.
The purpose of GFCI outlets is to guard people against electric shock and to protect a structure from a fire. Don’t take any chances with your safety and that of your family or guests. Call Electric City today to discuss your needs.