A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet is an electrical outlet that is designed to prevent electric shock by detecting and interrupting the flow of electricity in the event of a ground fault. A ground fault occurs when current flows through an unintended path, such as a person’s body, which can cause harm or death.
GFCIs are important because they provide protection against electrocution and reduce the risk of fire caused by electrical malfunctions. They are particularly useful in areas where people may be exposed to water, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and pool areas.
GFCIs work by constantly monitoring the flow of electricity between the hot and neutral wires in the circuit. If there is a sudden change in the resistance of the circuit, indicating that electricity is flowing through an unintended path, the GFCI will trip and interrupt the flow of electricity. This action prevents further damage and reduces the risk of injury or death.
At Redox Electric, we understand how important it is to have functional and reliable electrical systems in your home or business. That’s why we only use the highest quality materials and equipment when installing GFCI outlets. Our team of experienced electricians are committed to providing you with the best service possible, ensuring that your electrical system is not only safe but also efficient. We take pride in our attention to detail and strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every time.