Our Electricians Install GFCI Devises in Atlanta Homes


WHAT IS GFCI AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

Ground Fault Circuit Interpreter, more commonly referred to as GFCI, is an inexpensive electrical device used in precarious places like kitchens and bathrooms to protect you from injury and burns due to electric shocks, and in worse case scenarios—death by electrocution.  That's reason enough to make sure you're protected.

Here's how it works: Ground-faults occur when current is leaking, causing electricity to escape "to the ground." When you come in contact with the source of electrical current, your body becomes a receiver and you can become severly shocked. When you are GFCI compliant, loss of current is monitored and differentials in the flow wiill cause the the circuit to shut off before a fatal injury can occur.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE GFCI IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES?

GFCI are required by the National Electrical Code in kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor spaces, garages and anywhere you are likely to come into contact with water combined with electricity.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE GFCI?

If you are not familiar with GFCI, it is best to schedule an appointment with one of Clark's technicians to inspect your equipment and determine if your home is as safe as you think it is.  A complete inspection is a low cost alternative for the peace of mind you'll receive in knowing that all of your electrical components such as outlets, wiring and breakers are up-to-date and operationally sound.