Are you up on all the new changes for electric outlets and GFCI repairs and installation? Unless you are an electrician, or very savvy in the electrical department, it is unlikely. Electrical upgrades and repairs in your home require knowledge and expertise that most homeowners do not possess. Here is some basic information on what’s new in electrical outlets and what you need to know about repairs and installation of different types in your home.
Standard Electric Outlets Vs GFCI Outlets and Circuits
Not all electric outlets are the same. There are different types of outlets that are used within your home, or should be used for safety and efficiency. One of the main differences is whether or not an outlet has a GFCI device to monitor current fluctuations. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter, a device that helps prevent electrical shock. It is important to know the difference before tackling any electric outlet and GFCI repairs and installation project.
GFCI outlets and circuits are often used in areas where electrical shock is more likely to occur. This tends to be in areas where it may be wet, including bathrooms, kitchens, garages, basements, and outdoors. These outlets, or circuits, use a GFCI device that detects minute changes in the current, which can occur when electrical shock begins to happen. If current begins to travel into the body, this change in the hot side of the current compared to the neutral side is detected and the device shuts down the power to prevent injury.
Replacing or Repairing Electrical Outlets
If you are remodeling your home, you may be adding, replacing, or repairing old outlets. For safety, you may desire to replace old standard outlets with GFCI outlets or circuits. This requires intricate knowledge of changes in the wiring that is needed and any upgrades that will be needed to your electrical system.
Houston Electric Outlet and GFCI Repairs and Installation Experts
Make sure you have an expert on your side for your next remodeling project involving repairing or replacing electrical outlets in your home. Tell Projects is your source in the Houston area for all your home improvement projects. We are electric outlet and GFCI repairs and installation experts ready to help you ensure your electrical outlets are safe and effective for all of your needs. Call us for your next remodeling project, big or small, for quality, experienced help with all of your electrical repairs and installation.