What Are GCFI and GFI Outlets? Have you ever wondered what those electrical outlets with the two little buttons between the sockets are? Ground fault circuit interrupters, commonly called GFCIs or GFIs, are special outlets that minimize the danger of electrocution in the home, usually where outlets are located by sources of water, often near sinks and in the garage. Sometimes … [Read more...] about What are GCFI and GFI Outlets?
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Summer storms: electrical safety tips
If you’re like most Americans, you’re aware of the dangers lightning poses if an unexpected summer storm suddenly catches you outside. Getting to shelter is your top priority. However, lightning can hit you while you’re protected by walls. Even if you aren’t hit directly, lightning can do severe damage to your appliances and your home itself. There are a number of electrical … [Read more...] about Summer storms: electrical safety tips