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Electrical: Can GFCI’s save my life?

What is a GFCI? A GFCI is a ground fault circuit interrupter. It’s purpose is to protect people against electrical shock. The way it works is by monitoring the electrical current, when the outlet notices an influx or excess in current flow down an unintended path the gfci will trip causing the outlet to lose power. This super effective feature is designed to react before electricity can affect your heartbeat in as little as one-thirtieth of a second. GFCI’s can also work on outlets that haven’t been grounded. The way you can tell the difference between a regular outlet and a gfci is the gfci outlet has a test and reset button in the middle of the outlet. Make sure your home is inspected by professionals at At-Ease Home inspections. Give us a call!

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