Electrical Safety and GFCI Outlets

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GFCI OutletsEveryone is at least somewhat familiar with the GFCI outlets that you usually see in your bathroom or near your kitchen sink. We kind of take them for granted... that they're automagically protecting us from electrical shock or even electrocution. But did you know you should test these regularly to make sure they're working properly?

In these high risk areas where water and electricity are in very close proximity, you shouldn't ever just take them for granted. You need to test your GFCI receptacles monthly! Watch this short video from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to learn more about GFCI receptacles and how to test them.

GFCI Virtual Demonstration Video

How to Test GFCI Outlets

  • Test monthly using a night light with the "test" and "reset" buttons. Watch the short video on the left!
  • If malfunctioning, discountinue use of the outlet and contact Wiretech Company to replace the GFCI receptacle.
  • Remember to test your outside electrical outlets.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has more in-depth information at...

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