What Is A GFCI Outlet?
A GFCI outlet is a ground fault circuit interrupter that protects you and your family from receiving electrical shocks from faults in electrical devices. A GFCI outlet compares the input current on the hot side to the output current on the neutral side. If there’s the slightest difference in current, then it protects you by quickly cutting off the power supply. It only takes 20 to 30 milliseconds to
shut off the power supply—significantly reducing the risk of getting electrocuted.
Why do I Need One?
Since their introduction in the 1970s, GFCIs have helped the decrease possibility of in-home electrocution by 83%. They are required by law in many newly constructed houses but if you have an older house or your new house simply does not have them, it is a quick, easy, and lifesaving switch. Most importantly, you should have installed them in any area exposed to water including bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor areas as water significantly increases the possibility of an accidental shock.
How do I get GFCI Outlets?
That is the easiest part. Just call our outlet experts today at (210) 899-2430 or click the “Request a Service” button at the top of our website to schedule an appointment today.