At Hoover Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we install ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets to improve your safety and comply with electrical code requirements. A GFCI, also called a GFI outlet, protects you from shock if an electrical device is exposed to water or there’s a current imbalance for any other reason. At least one GFCI is required in the kitchen and bathroom, where the risk of contact between water and electricity is the highest (outdoor outlets must also have GFCI protection).
Homeowners in Clinton Township, Troy, and other parts of Southeast Michigan depend on us to handle all their home electrical installation, repair, and safety needs. Our licensed technicians quickly and correctly install GFCI outlets in any required location. They also specialize in repairs to ensure each GFI continues to protect your home. Call us at 586-701-6127 to schedule indoor or outdoor GFCI outlet installation or repair.
What Does a GFCI/GFI Outlet Do?
A GFCI outlet functions like an ordinary receptacle by providing power to devices plugged into it. In addition, it constantly monitors the current flowing through it. When there’s an imbalance in the current flowing from the hot slot to the neutral slot, the outlet will trip in a fraction of a second. Therefore, you won’t receive a shock if a device is exposed to water or by touching an exposed wire.
The outlet provides the required protection in a bathroom, kitchen, garage, basement, or outdoor area, such as near a garden hose spigot or on a pool deck.
Our GFCI/GFI Outlet Services
Installing a ground fault circuit interrupter ensures your safety and complies with electrical codes in Southeast Michigan. Current leakage can cause an electrical shock and start a fire. Therefore, it’s essential to have an electrical technician assess where you need these outlets installed. At Hoover, we perform a thorough assessment. High-quality materials and workmanship ensure the job is done right and you benefit from lasting protection.
Our GFCI outlet services include:
- An evaluation and assessment of your electrical needs
- Selection of the proper location of outlets to maximize safety
- Professional GFCI/GFI outlet installation
- Thorough diagnostics of electrical issues
- Repair of faulty GFCI/GFI outlets
- Testing and verification of functionality
Why Choose Hoover Electric for GFCI/GFI Outlet Services
Hoover has been serving Southeast Michigan since 1980. Our electricians are fully licensed and certified. With our level of expertise, we can manage projects of any size and address any issue. Our reputation for reliability and customer satisfaction proves it. Affordability is also a reason to choose Hoover; we offer transparent pricing with no hidden charges.
Do I Need an Electrician for GFCI Outlet Installation/Repair?
The process involves working with wiring and other electrical components. Attempting a DIY installation or repair risks being shocked or burned; it also risks mistakes that can result in costly repairs or your GFCI not working correctly.
What Is the Lifespan of a GFCI/GFI Outlet?
A GFCI outlet should last 15 to 25 years. The “Test and “Reset” buttons should be used regularly to determine if the outlet is working.
How Often Should GFCI/GFI Outlets Be Tested?
We recommend testing your GFCIs monthly. To test your outlet, push the “Test” button; the power on the circuit should turn off. If not, then your GFI is defective and must be replaced.
Are GFCI/GFI Outlets Required in Older Homes?
The NEC doesn’t require installing GFCI outlets in an older home unless you’re updating the wiring. However, it’s a good idea to install them for safety reasons.
Contact Hoover Electric for Professional GFCI/GFI Outlet Services
Indoor and outdoor GFCI outlets prevent shocks, burns, and fires. Installing them where required meets a key NEC safety requirement. If your home does not have GFCI outlets installed or one needs to be repaired, the skilled electricians at Hoover can help. They’re trained and equipped for high-quality installation or repair, ensuring your household is always protected. To schedule an appointment, submit our Service Request form or call 586-701-6127. We’re also available day or night to provide emergency repairs.