GFCI Outlet Repair & Installation Services in Millbrae
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are designed to protect against electrical problems that can cause shocks or electrocution, start fires in buildings, and cause damage to appliances. The GFCI outlet monitors the flow of electricity to detect ground fault. If the electricity reaching the circuit has an imbalance between the hot and neutral poles, this indicates there is a ground fault. Our technicians can perform the necessary installations services to equip your home with GFCI outlets. Check out what our past customers have to say here, and give us a call today!
What Areas Of A Home Can Benefit From GFCI Outlets?
There are many places that require GFCI outlets as a mandatory safety features. In some rooms it simply makes sense to have one as a result of the amount of use these rooms receive. These areas include:
Near Pools & Jacuzzis
These areas are the most prone to developing ground faults because they usually have a lot of moisture and dampness. Once a GFCI outlet is installed you can have the peace of mind that comes from having a safe home!
What Causes Ground Faults?
A ground fault occurs when a live electrical wire touches a metal outlet box or a ground wire. This can in turn cause sparks or electrocution. With a GFCI outlet, the electricity will automatically turn off, preventing a serious issue such as fire or health risks.
How Does A GFCI Outlet Work?
In the event that the outlet is tripped, it should be ascertained why this happened before turning it back on. The reason may not be evident, but through expert services our experts can determine the reason the outlet turned off and remove the cause, reset or replace the outlet. Anyone touching the circuit when the outlet turns off will experience a small shock, but nothing compared to the life-threatening shock that would be felt if there were no GFCI outlet.
A GFCI outlet will have a test button and a reset button. The outlets should be tested every month to be sure they are working properly. Outlets that are used with power tools such as drills, trimmers and mowers should be tested before each use. To test the outlet, plug a lamp into it and push the test button. The lamp should turn off and the reset button should pop out. To turn the outlet back on, just push the reset button.
What Are The Main Types Of GFCI Outlets?
GFCI Circuit Breaker – All homes have a circuit breaker which controls the various sectors in your home. In extreme cases this box can overload. A GFCI circuit breaker can be installed in the circuit adding the safety of damage to your appliances.
GFCI Receptacle Outlets – These outlets are installed in the walls in place of old and outdated outlets. This can provide individual rooms in your home with safety from electrical shorts and damage.
The 110/220V Electric Co. Promise
Our technicians are highly skilled and trained electrical experts. As homeowners and electricians, we understand the severity of electrical systems. While they provide your whole home with safety and convenience, they can also be a danger. Before we perform any services we will consider your safety and convenience first and do our best to offer excellent customer service. Through the installation of GFCI outlets and breakers you can always rest easy knowing that your home has a safety measure to prevent electrical damage!
Do you need professional services to install GFCI outlets in your Millbrae, CA home? Call us at (650) 784-1886 and schedule an appointment with our expert staff today!