Why Do You Need GFCIs Outdoors?
Looking for a way to eliminate extension cords and use power tools or enjoy backyard lighting all summer long? An outdoor electrical outlet can make it possible, but they must meet a few safety requirements. After all, an outlet intended for indoor use won’t be able to stand up the elements outside.
According to the National Electrical Code, ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets must be used outdoors. A GFCI is in fact, required near any source of water including the bathroom and the kitchen. Why? This type of outlet trips itself off when it senses a leakage in the current or a short circuit, which is often caused by water.
To further protect you and your home from electrical hazards, outdoor GFCIs should be covered by water-tight outlet covers. They will protect the outlet from insects, dirt and moisture so you can take care of your property or enjoy summer evenings outdoors without worrying.
If your home is not protected with GFCI outlets, contact the electrical experts at ABC today! We’ll get them installed for you before it’s too late!
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