Installing GFCI outlets in your home anywhere water and electric could meet, will help keep you and your family safer.
A GFCI Outlet (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) is a device that detects when small amounts of electrical power is misdirected to ground. Water is an excellent electrical conductor to ground and if you are in between the power source and the ground you become part of the circuit, causing injury or possible death.
The GFCI Outlet will sense when this is the case and trip (turn off) the device, stopping power from traveling through it.
Building codes now require the installation of these devices in all new homes and renovation projects, but a lot of older home do not have them.
If you have an older home you can protect your family by installing GFCI outlets in any location where there is an electrical outlet and water or high moisture levels, such as Kitchen sink area, bathrooms, Garages and outdoor outlets.
Go to the Next Page for instructions on replace your current outlets with GFCI outlets.