When Do You Need GFI Receptacles Installed?

When Do You Need GFI Receptacles Installed

A GFI receptacle (Ground Fault Interrupter) is designed for use in any area where proximity to moisture can cause a safety issue. GFI receptacles are actually special outlets designed for use in rooms and areas where water is commonly found. This includes bathrooms, kitchens, powder rooms, laundry areas, and garages. They are also used near pools and hot tubs.

The GFI receptacle is designed to shut off immediately if it has been compromised with exposure to water. In fact, this style of outlet also shuts off if any electrical problem is detected. The GFI receptacle delivers one of the best safety options for homeowners today.

Typically, the recommendation is for homeowners to test their GFI receptacle at least once a month to make sure that it is working properly. In order to test to see if it is working appropriately, press down on the ‘TEST’ button. If the ‘RESET’ button pops up, then it is working correctly. Just press down on the ‘RESET’ button to turn it back on. If the ‘RESET’ button does not pop out, then you should contact a qualified Florida electrician to replace the device for you.

when do you need GFIIf your GFI receptacle turns off, you can generally reset it simply by pressing on the ‘TEST’ button and hitting the ‘RESET’ button. If the power does not go on, then you should contact your local Florida electrician for a replacement.

If your GFI receptacle continues to shut down on more than one occasion, especially within the same day, then you must troubleshoot to determine whether the problem is with the electrical appliance or with the GFI device. If you determine that the problem is with your GFI receptacle, then you should contact a reputable Florida electrician to replace it for you as soon as possible. Discontinue using the faulty device in order to prevent a fire from occurring.


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3 Responses to When Do You Need GFI Receptacles Installed?

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  3. WhieNdy February 18, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Aha.That is really smart!! And then it aclaluty relates to safety where people are less likely to use extension cords.On the other hand it of course makes construction more expensive and puts even more constraints on the new installation.I assume that it only applies if you do extensive reconstructions, not if you only install an extra outlet or something Keep the post coming!

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