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GFCI Electrical Outlet Installation Services in Chicago, IL

With help from ABC, your entire home can easily be protected with GFCI outlets and AFCI circuit breakers.

Modern homes are filled with electronics. When used close to water, these devices pose a real safety hazard. If a plugged-in cellphone, hairdryer, toaster, or other device falls into a sink or is exposed to excessive moisture, the possibility of electrocution is quite high.

For safety reasons, ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are an essential part of your home’s electrical system. In fact, they’re required here in Chicago and most other cities and towns across the U.S.

ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling & Electric can help ensure your family is protected from electrocution with GFCIs installed throughout your home. We are the best electricians in Chicagoland for the job because we go above and beyond the call of duty. With our convenient scheduling options, highly qualified electricians, and 100% satisfaction guarantee, you know you can trust us to deliver exceptional services every time.

To schedule GFCI installation in Chicagoland, please call ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric at (888) 903-4070.

What Is a GFCI?

The purpose of a GFCI outlet is to trip the electrical circuit when it detects ground faults or current leakage. In other words, the outlet instantly shuts off when exposed to water, thus preventing potentially deadly electric shock. You know you have a GFCI outlet installed if you see “TEST” and “RESET” buttons built into the receptacle.

Where To Install GFCIs in Your Chicago Home

If you live in an older home, you might lack GFCI protection. We highly recommend upgrading certain outlets to GFCIs for your family’s safety. This is a simple and inexpensive process, but it still requires the knowledge of a qualified electrician for the best results.

The National Electrical Code requires GFCIs to be installed anywhere an outlet is likely to come in contact with water. These locations include but are not limited to the kitchen, bathrooms, crawlspaces and unfinished basements, laundry and utility rooms, wet bars, garages and sheds, exterior receptacles, etc.

What Is an AFCI?

Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are similar to GFCIs, but they protect against a different threat. Consider that some appliances convert electricity into heat. If they malfunction, these devices may also produce heat where they plug into the wall, a hazardous condition called arcing. An AFCI detects arcing and shuts off power to the outlet before a dangerous arc can start an electrical fire.

AFCI circuit breakers are built into the main electrical service panel to provide protection for individual circuits in your home. The law now requires AFCIs for electrical wiring that reaches bedrooms to prevent sleeping people from being caught off guard by a fire.

Combine GFCI & AFCI Protection in Chicago, Illinois

AFCI circuit breakers can be used in conjunction with GFCI outlets. Indeed, these technologies coexist to create the most complete protection on the circuits that need it most. By installing both AFCI and GFCI devices, you can rest assured that your family is protected from accidental electrical fires and electrocution.

With help from ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric, your entire home can easily be protected with GFCI outlets and AFCI circuit breakers. Plus, with our No Surprises Pricing guarantee, you’ll know exactly how much the upgrade will cost before work begins.

When you’re ready to improve the safety of your home’s electrical system, please contact ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric. One of our licensed and insured electricians will stop by your Chicagoland home when it’s convenient for you.

Also, check our Whole-House Surge Protection service page.

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