GFCI Electrical Outlet Installations

We have electricity running through our homes, but we often forget how dangerous it is. There are certain features in place to make our homes safer as we enjoy the benefits of electrical power. Thankfully, modern-day technology has made it possible for us to stop the flow of current when a fault is detected. With a GFCI electrical outlet, you can keep your family and home safer from electrical faults.

PASS Electric can help you make this a reality by providing reliable GFCI electrical outlet installations to protect those you care about. We have a team of skilled electricians that understand the importance of high-quality electrical work.

If you need more information about our electrical outlet services, contact us at 403.352.2591 or online to schedule an appointment.

What is a GFCI Outlet?

A ground fault circuit interrupter or GFCI outlet will cut off your power supply if an electrical fault is detected. GFCI outlets are used in rooms or areas that come into contact with moisture. It will immediately shut the power off if it detects an imbalance in the amount of power to prevent electrical shock or fire. Since water is a conductor of electricity, an area that has electricity and water in close contact can be dangerous. That is why a GFCI outlet is so important for every home. 

The Advantages of a GFCI

Electricity can be a danger to you and your family if it is not contained within its boundaries. It can put your family and appliances at risk when the safety features in your electrical system don’t work as they should. A GFCI outlet is a handy device that can eliminate most of these risks. It is a given that a GFCI outlet will keep your family safer from electrical shocks, but it can also protect your devices. Often, when there is an electrical fault in our homes, our electronic appliances and devices get damaged, leading to costly replacements. Contact us today to install a GFCI electrical outlet in your home so you can protect your loved ones and home. 

Where Should I Get A GFCI Electrical Outlet Installation?

According to the National Electrical Code, GFCI electrical outlets are required in rooms that come into contact with water. The following areas should have a GFCI outlet installed:

  • Bathrooms 
  • Kitchens
  • Laundry Rooms 
  • Basements
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Outdoor Electrical Outlets
  • Garages

You may need additional GFCI outlet wiring if your home was built before the 1970s. Before that time, GFCI outlets were not mandatory installations, according to the NEC. If you don’t know the age of your home and you are unsure if you have GFCI outlets, contact PASS Electric. We will check your home’s outlets, especially in rooms that may come into contact with water. 

What is the Difference Between GFCI and AFCI?

AFCI or arc fault circuit interrupters protect your home from an arc fault. When lots of power is suddenly discharged in your circuits, an AFCI will cut the supply of power to prevent an electrical fire. Arc faults can be caused by damaged wires or wires that are exposed to too much heat. On the other hand, a GFCI electrical outlet protects your home from moisture-induced faults. However, both of these outlets are essential to keeping your home safe and electrically compliant. 

Hire a Professional Electrical Contractor

If you would like to install GFCI outlets around your home, be sure to call an expert electrician. While there are many video tutorials on the internet on how to install a GFCI outlet, nothing beats the peace of mind that comes from having a professional electrician install your GFCI outlets. Working with your electrical system is incredibly dangerous if you do not have the necessary skills and experience. It is best to leave the complicated installations to the pros at PASS Electric.

GFCI Electrical Outlet Installations You Can Count On

PASS Electric has your best interest at heart. Our skilled electricians will make quick work on your GFCI electrical outlet installations. We will ensure that your home is safe and sound for you and your loved ones. We have many years of experience to back us. We pay close attention to detail and don’t take shortcuts, especially when your safety is concerned. Our electricians will have respect for your home and time. If you are not satisfied, we will keep working until you are. Trust with all your electrical needs!

Call us at 403.352.2591 or contact us online to ensure that all your GFCI installations are done professionally.