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GFCI/GFI Outlet Services

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) 315-5268 to schedule indoor or outdoor GFCI outlet installation or repair.

Signs You Need GFCI/GFI Outlet Installation or Repair

Contact an electrician for any of these reasons:

  • No GFCI/GFI Outlets Are Installed Where Required: The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires all bathroom and exterior receptacles to have GFCI protection. They’re also required for receptacles serving kitchen countertops and near all sinks, water heaters, and washing machines.
  • Your GFCIs Are Outdated or Non-Functioning: Replace any receptacle that doesn’t reset after tripping or the “Reset” button doesn’t pop out after pressing the “Test” button. Also, replace an old GFCI or one that looks worn out.
  • Frequently Tripping GFCI/GFI Circuits: If the circuit keeps tripping, a wiring problem may be causing repeated electrical faults, the circuit may be overloaded, or the GFCI outlet may be faulty. Moisture in an outdoor receptacle box can also cause the circuit to trip.
  • Water Exposure and Moisture-Related Issues: If electrical devices are exposed to water and moisture and you don’t see a GFI outlet nearby, call an electrician to install one as soon as possible.
  • Flickering Lights and Electrical Inconsistencies: If the lights are flickering and there are fluctuations in electrical power, a GFI device may be aging or damaged. Call a professional to replace it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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) 315-5268. We’re also available day or night to provide emergency repairs.

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