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Quick Electrical Tip: GFCIs



* Quick Electrical Tip * Make sure all of your outside outlets are GFCI protected. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.

What makes GFCIs different

Electrical Safety Foundation International explains that GFCIs automatically cut power when a plugged in item comes in contact with water or begins to “leak” electricity. If a person becomes part of a path for leakage current he or she will be severely shocked or electrocuted. GFCIs prevent deadly shock by quickly shutting off power to the circuit if the electricity flowing into the circuit differs by even a slight amount from that returning.

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This is a great video that further explains what GFCIs are and how to test them monthly:

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Professional electrical installation

If you’d like to have GFCIs installed in any of your outdoor spaces, bathrooms or kitchen areas, please contact us by calling 860-228-1036. One of our electrical technicians will complete a professional installation to keep your home safe.