GFCI Circuits For Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and south Indian River County
Is your home keeping up with the demands of today’s electrical appliances? Many homes aren’t keeping up. That can mean overloaded circuits and electrical hazards that can put you and your home at risk.
Contact the experienced electricians at My Electrician to make sure that your home has the ability to support your electrical needs.
What’s a GFCI outlet? Picture this. Your husband is working on a wet driveway on the car. He picks up an electric drill that’s plugged in to a normal outlet. Bad news. Electricity uses the path of least resistance and could produce a fatal accident. If the drill were plugged into a GFCI outlet or circuit breaker the threat of a shock is virtually eliminated.
A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) detects current in an appliance that is no longer flowing in its proper circuit. It shuts off the current within milliseconds. GFCI outlets look different from ordinary outlets. They have two buttons labeled “Test” and “Reset.” You can check that a GFI is working by pressing “Test.” When you press the “Test” button it should shut off current to the outlet so that the outlet no longer provides power. After the test, you can restore current to the outlet by pressing “Reset.”
A GFCI Circuit Breaker also has a Test button, which will trip the breaker. Turn the breaker back on to reset it. If the Test button stops working the GFCI breaker needs to be replaced. Be forewarned, fuses are very, very dangerous, because the circuit bar they plug into carries the entire amperage to the home or office. Accidentally coming in contact with it can cause serious harm and even death. Play it safe and call a licensed professional.
It’s a good idea, and a requirement by code in our area to have GFCI outlets installed in areas including: pools, garages, kitchens, bathrooms, near spas, and in most other outdoor areas.
At My Electrician, We Make It Easy! to make your home safe and secure. We are the area experts in rewiring and GFCI outlet installation. Call today and SAVE!
Upgrades and Improvements
- Contact our licensed electricians for circuit breaker replacement service to make your home a safe place.
- Improve your home safety by Installing GFCI and AFCI outlets to protect you and your family.
- Install a whole house surge suppressor to protect computers and home electronics.
- Stop tripping circuits, upgrade special rooms in your home like kitchen, bathrooms, and offices with dedicated circuits.
- Home Rewiring Upgrades, Panel Upgrades, Home Additons, are all services My Electrician can help you with.