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Like most other homeowners, you probably have a lot of electronic devices and appliances plugged into the outlets scattered throughout your homes. Consider all of the chargers, computers, and televisions in our homes, in addition to kitchen appliances such as washing machines, electric stoves, and refrigerators. It is pretty clear just how much we depend on the flow of electricity in so many different aspects of our lives. Being able to utilize this electricity safely, as well as effectively, is a primary goal that homeowners share. With the GFCI outlet installation services offered in Santa Rosa by Mister Sparky, you can further protect your home and family during the use of electrical appliances.

The Santa Rosa, CA electricians at Mister Sparky offer quality residential electrical services throughout the Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Solano counties.

What is a GFCI Outlet?

If you have any outlets in your home that have “test” and “reset” buttons on the front, you are already familiar with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets. These outlets are designed to provide extra protection again electrocution during their use. While it is certainly possible to install GFCI outlets throughout your entire home, they are most commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoors.

GFCI outlets reduce the risk of electrocution, electrical fires, and damage to electrical appliances that are caused by faulty electrical circuits. They monitor energy as it travels through a circuit, and if an imbalance occurs, they will recognize a ground fault as the cause, which leads the outlet to trip and disrupt the circuit. These ground faults can be caused by a number of situations, such as a person touching a charged component of the circuit, thus becoming part of that circuit and leading electricity to the ground through their body. Clearly, this is a dangerous situation, and one that GFCI outlets help prevent.

It is important to note that GFCI outlets, though they respond to ground faults very quickly, cannot act instantaneously. This means that it is possible to feel a shock from them before it jumps to action. While this can certainly sting, this shock will prove much less serious than the alternative from an unprotected circuit.

We Offer GFCI Outlet Installation

Only a licensed, experienced electrician should service your residential electrical system. If you are interested in schedule GFCI outlet installation service, call Mister Sparky. Our GFCI outlet installation specialists have the training and knowledge necessary to ensure that your outlets are installed properly for maximum performance levels and safety benefits. Contact us today to learn more.

Contact Mister Sparky to Schedule GFCI Outlet Services in Santa Rosa, CA

Mister Sparky wants to make your electrical system as safe and reliable as possible. Contact us today to allow us to do so. Whether you are building a new home or want to improve your existing electrical system, professional GFCI outlet installation in Santa Rosa, CA is a great service option.