Queens NY GFI Electric Outlet Services
During the past few years, National Electric Codes have been changed to add new requirements for special outlets with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. You never know when you’re going to experience an electrical issue. In some situations, it could be dangerous. Imagine using an electric drill while standing in water without shoes. Since the drill has been plugged into a standard outlet, this incident could be deadly. However, it won’t be a problem for GFI and GFCI outlets.
These outlets are designed to reduce the risks in certain areas including near pools, garages, bathrooms, kitchens, and spas. The GFI can determine that the current in the appliance is not flowing in the proper circuit. Then, it will shut off the power in milliseconds. GFI outlets could save your life. You can easily determine whether you’re dealing with a GFI outlet because it will look different than the others.
This outlet will contain two buttons. One will say “Test” while the other will say “Reset”. By pushing the test button, you will be able to make sure that the outlet is working. Once you’ve tested the outlet and confirmed it is working, you will need to reset it using the other button. Remember that GFIs are not going to last forever. Since they have a limited lifespan, you’ll want to test them each month.
If you’d like to install GFCI outlets in your home, you’ll want to call us. We can get it done for you in hours.
FAQs GFI Outlets
GFCI outlets will feature a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. These outlets will protect you from electrical shocks caused by faults in the devices plugged into the outlet.
It is best to install these outlets in areas that have moisture. For instance, they are best in bathrooms and kitchens. However, they can be installed anywhere.
The GFI will analyze the current inputted to the current outputted. If it noticed a difference, it means there is likely a leakage somewhere. When a difference is detected, the outlet will cut power to the device to prevent a shock.
A ground fault when the hot wire comes in contact with the ground wire. This causes a lot of energy to be sent through the fuse or breaker and it will force it to blow or trip.