If you can see a three-pronged outlet with its own “reset” and “test” buttons on the outlet cover, then you’ve found one. GFCI stands for “Ground Fault Circuit Breaker,” and is a grounded outlet designed to keep you safe when plugging in appliances near water.
These outlets are a fundamental part of home safety. They work the same as any other outlet in function, but they contain extra components that protect you from electrical shocks. A GFCI outlet continually monitors the electrical current flowing through it. When it detects an interruption, no matter how slight, it flips a miniature circuit breaker to cut the flow off and prevent you from getting shocked.
These outlets are essential for kitchens, bathrooms, and any areas where an electrical fixture could get wet. If you notice that any of these rooms in your home are missing a GFCI outlet, you should call an electrician from Dwellness right away.
For over 34 years, Dwellness has been fixing and installing outlets for countless local homeowners from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. Our experts are the fastest in town, arriving right on schedule virtually every time. We also handle more than just wiring and electricity, and over 60% of our first-time customers end up calling us for other needs like plumbing and HVAC help.
Whether you need a new GFCI outlet or repairs on an old one, experts are available seven days a week from Monday-Friday 7AM to 11PM and Saturday & Sunday 8AM to 4PM. Simply fill out the “Request Service Now” form to the left or call 702-641-8888 to get started. We’ll help answer any questions you have and schedule a time that works for you.