Good Morning, Everyone! Welcome to #TipTuesday! Today's tip is all about safety; specifically GFCI's. GFCI stands for "Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter" and they play a very important role in keeping you safe. The basic job of a GFCI is to stop the flow of electricity to the item you're using if the item you're using while plugged in to the GFCI comes into contact with water. That being said, in Ontario, GFCI's are required for your outdoor receptacles, bathroom receptacles, and in the kitchen. (There are some exceptions in the kitchen.)
It is not enough to simply have GFCI's installed, you should test them on a monthly basis. For more details on how GFCI's work, and instructions on how to test them, check out the information on ESA's website:
I hope that you now understand a bit more about GFCI's! If you have any questions, never hesitate to contact us. We're #YOURelectricalcontractor and we're here to help!
Until next time! ;)