Why should you have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) in your home? The primary reason is it prevents electrocution.
GFCIs are essentially “smart” outlets that constantly monitor electrical circuits and shuts them off automatically when a dangerous situation exists. You’ll commonly see GFCI outlets with their familiar “reset” water or moisture is present.
GFCI Protection is mandated by the Canada Electrical Code for receptacles near sinks bathtubs, or shower stalls, for example. AJ’s Electrical is familiar with the legal and safety requirements of the Code. We can advise you where they are required by the Code, as well as suggest other areas where it would be wise to install GFCI outlets.
GFCIs can be tested with built-in test button to confirm functionality on a regular basis. However, CFCIs may not operate correctly if they are wired improperly. It’s important to allow a professional to install and test each CFCI to verify correct operation. AJ’s Electrical has the expertise and experience you need for proper installation.
It’s important to know that a GFCI cannot remove all risk of electric shock or fire. In particular, a GFCI alone will not detect overload conditions of the many varieties of short-circuits. AJ’s Electrical will professionally install, test, and explain the functions and limitations of GFCI protection for your safety. Contact us today.
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