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Port St. Lucie GFCI Circuits & Outlets

Reducing Your Risk of Electrical Shock & Other Hazards

GFCI outlet

Picture this. You’re working on your car on a wet driveway. You pick up an electric drill that’s plugged into a normal outlet. If the drill were plugged into a GFCI outlet or circuit breaker, then you’re safe. The threat of an electric shock is virtually eliminated. However, if not, then this spells bad news. Electricity uses the path of least resistance and could produce a fatal accident.

At My Electrician, we consider your safety as our top priority. We truly care about customers like you, and we want nothing more than your complete peace of mind knowing that you have a safe and reliable electrical system. Allow us to install GFCI outlets in your home to reduce your risk of short circuit and electrical shocks. We bring with us nearly two decades of experience and more than 25,000 electrical jobs accomplished to ensure a job done right and up to code.

Our Port St. Lucie electricians are ready to install GFCI outlets in your garage, bathrooms, and other similar rooms. Call us now to schedule an appointment.

What Is a GFCI Outlet?

A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) out detects current in an appliance that is no longer flowing in its proper circuit. It shuts off the current within milliseconds. GFCI outlets look different from ordinary outlets. They have two buttons labeled “Test” and “Reset.” You can check that a GFCI is working by pressing “Test.” When you press the “Test” button it should shut off current to the outlet so that the outlet no longer provides power. After the test, you can restore current to the outlet by pressing “Reset.”

It’s a good idea and a requirement by code in the state of Florida to have GFCI outlets installed in areas with water, such as:

  • Pools
  • Garages
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Near spas
  • Other outdoor areas

Install a GFCI Circuit Breaker for Whole House Protection

If you want to protect your home’s entire circuit including the wiring, outlets, and all your devices and appliances, install a GFCI circuit breaker in your service panel or breaker box. Just like a GFCI outlet, a GFCI circuit breaker shuts down or trips when it detects a difference in the electrical current.

A GFCI circuit breaker also has a “Test” button, which will trip the breaker and a “Reset” button to turn the breaker back on. If the Test button stops working, the GFCI breaker needs to be replaced. Be forewarned, fuses are very, very dangerous because the circuit bar they plug into carries the entire amperage to the home or office. Accidentally coming in contact with it can cause serious harm and even death. Play it safe and call a licensed professional from My Electrician.

Our Port St. Lucie electricians make it easy for your home to be safe and secure. We are the area experts in rewiring and GFCI outlet installation. Call us now at (877) 310-4582!

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