Since 1980, the GFCI building code requirements have expanded. Previously only used on construction sites, GFCI’s are now required in many different rooms of your home, especially those with moisture – washrooms, kitchens, pool areas, etc.
The GFCI monitors the input and output levels being passed through an outlet. If there is a slight difference in the current being transferred from the hot outlet to the neutral outlet, then the device will quickly cut off the power supply to prevent damage or injury. A GFCI can detect changes in current supply as minor as a few millamps. GFCI’s are a simply advancement in technology that could potentially save lives or prevent injury to your family.
If you need assistance installing a GFCI or determining the appropriate rooms to upgrade your outlet to a GFCI outlet, please contact Expert Electric. 604-681-8338