Now more than ever, having a sufficient number of conveniently placed power outlets is a top priority among homeowners. No longer do we only use stationary appliances that require access to outlets. Cellphones, laptops, tablets, hairdryers, and countless other handheld and portable electronics play a major role in our lives. They also require an energy source, namely electrical outlets.
For some applications, though, standard outlets are not optimal. GFCI outlets are advisable in various situations, and many homes simply do not have them placed in advantageous areas throughout the house. MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling offers professional GFCI outlet installation services throughout the Kansas City, MO area for just such situations.
MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling provides quality GFCI outlet installation services in Kansas City, MO, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
A GFCI (ground–fault circuit interrupter) outlet is an outlet that offers users additional protection from electrical shocks. Ground faults occur when electricity makes its way out of electrical wiring and down to the ground via another source. The body of the person using any such appliance may be the short cut that this electricity takes, and the electrical shock that that body endures can be quite hazardous. To avoid such shocks or even electrocution, a GFCI outlet is an indispensable safety precaution.
GFCI outlets measure the difference in current going into and back out of an appliance. When the difference between the two exceeds a preset level, the GFCI shuts off the flow of electricity nearly instantly. GFCI outlets, which are easily identified by the test and reset buttons on the face of the outlet, are generally recommended – or even required – in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor areas. They are especially important in areas in which water is around. Such outlets offer protection to users regardless of whether or not the wiring is grounded.
For all of the safety benefits that GFCI outlets have to offer, they are worth very little if they are not professionally installed. While wiring an outlet into an electrical system may not be the most complex process in terms of electrical services, it is still one which can have disastrous results if not completed with the utmost care. That is why a professional electrician is the only person who should ever be trusted to install GFCI outlets – or any other electrical components – in your home.
Not only do the electricians at MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling use quality products from trusted manufacturers, but they have the skill and knowledge required to ensure that your electrical system and all of its components operate safely and that your system is up to code. If you are interested in protecting your safety when using electronics and electrical appliances in your home, contact us today to schedule your GFCI outlet installation services with qualified electricians you can truly count on in the Kansas City, MO area. Also, if you have GFCI outlets in your home presently, make sure that you test them from time to time. Plug in a light, push the test button – it’s there for a reason, after all – and give us a call if the light stays on. You may need to have such faulty outlets replaced to use them as safely as possible.