Similar to circuit breakers, GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) outlets monitor the electricity going into and out of your outlets and automatically shuts it off if it reaches unsafe levels. They’re the outlets that have two buttons between the holes where you insert plugs. One is typically marked reset and the other is typically marked test. They’re a good safety feature to install in your Milwaukee, WI home. GFCI installation in Milwaukee, WI help keep your home safe by avoiding ground faults and damaged circuits. While they are most often found in kitchens, bathrooms, garages and other areas prone to water use, GFCI outlets are a good safety feature for almost any room in your home.
The greatest advantage of GFCI outlets is their ability to prevent electric shocks and possible electrocution. They are just a tad more expensive than regular outlets but are worth every penny. GFCI outlets also prevent damage to your appliances and electronics. Leaking electricity is one of the most common causes of desktop and laptop computer hard disk drive failure. This important protection feature can save you a significant amount of money on appliance and gadget replacement costs.
Designed to protect your family from potentially deadly electrical shocks, these specialized outlets also reduce the risk of house fires caused by electricity. While not ideal for every situation, GFCI outlets should be installed anywhere you routinely use water or expensive electronic gizmos.
One of the major dangers of the electrical system in your home is the threat of bodily harm, potential death and appliance damage. Every year in the U.S., there are roughly 25,000 home electrical fires. These fires result in nearly 300 deaths and upwards of a thousand injuries. Electrical fires also account for over a billion dollars in home and property damage each year. If you’re ready to add this worthwhile safety equipment to your home, Current Electric has skilled, licensed electricians who can make GFCI installation in Milwaukee, WI fast, safe and affordable. Call us today for an estimate.