What does GFCI mean?

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are designed to protect people from severe or fatal electric shocks.

The picture to the left is a receptacle type you might find in the kitchen and the bathrooms. If you can't find one, it does not necessarily mean you don't have protection. There should be GFCI circuit breaker in the main service panel, sevicing the required area.

Different areas have different code requirements, to be on the safe side, ask you Electrical Contractor to double check you have protection and your service meets current codes.

Read more at the circuit detective.

A word to all the "Handyman Harrys". Yes, you are better off getting an Electrical Contractor.


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