Finding a trustworthy and affordable electrical company to help with GFCI and outlet installation is a challenging task. You need to check the credentials and expertise of the electrician before hiring them.
At Castro Electric, we strive to provide the highest quality of service and the most competitive prices. We are a full-service electrical contractor dedicated to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations. Our highly-trained professionals take pride in providing excellent customer service and delivering unparalleled results for our clients.
We use only the best materials and adhere to all industry standards when installing GFCI outlets or other electrical components. Our technicians have years of experience dealing with residential, commercial, industrial, and government electrical systems. You can be assured that the work done by Castro Electric will meet all safety requirements and guarantee complete satisfaction from start to finish.
What Is GFCI, and How Does It Work?
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is an electrical outlet to protect against electrical shock. It is a safety device that detects any abnormality in the flow of electricity and immediately shuts off the power. GFCI outlets work by monitoring the amount of current flowing through the hot and neutral wires of a circuit. If there is a ground fault or imbalance, the GFCI outlet will trip, cutting off the power to prevent electrocution. As a result, you’ll be protected from potential electrical hazards.
GFCI outlets are typically used in areas with a risk of water and electricity coming into contact with one another, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and other wet locations. In addition, they are often required by local building codes to be installed in certain types of buildings or sites.
Installing GFCI & Outlets
Installing GFCI and outlets aren’t complicated, but it’s essential to do so correctly to ensure your safety. Our licensed electricians will begin by turning off the power at the circuit breaker and verifying the outlet is without power.
Next, we’ll remove the cover plate from the existing outlet and loosen its mounting screws. Then, we’ll carefully disconnect any wires connected to the old outlet. Once removed, our electrician can fit the new GFCI into place and connect each wire with a secure connection.
Finally, we’ll test that all connections are correct and proceed with replacing the cover plate before restoring power to the circuit breaker.