Ground Fault Circuit Interupters for electrical safety
Ground Fault Circuit Interupters for electrical safety

Guard against accidental electrocution with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Simply put, a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (also referred to as GFI) is a device that prevents accidental electrocution. Sensing that something (or very likely someone) has interrupted, say, the circuit your blow dryer is on , your GFI immediately senses the accidental grounding and trips the circuit before the current is strong enough to cause injury. 

A GFI can be in the form of either a circuit breaker or receptacle (outlet). For protection of all outlets on one circuit, a GFI circuit breaker is used. To protect a particular outlet, a GFCI receptacle is used (which also protects all “downstream” receptacles on the circuit).

blowdryer The National Electric Code (NEC) requires all residential bathrooms since 1971 to have GFI circuits and outlets. Since 2011, the list has expanded to include these important locations:
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Spas, hot tubs & swimming pools
  • Garage circuits
  • Outdoor circuits
  • Fountains
  • and many more...

Don't interrupt electricity. Be safe. We can inspect your home (at no charge) and determine where you should have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters installed.