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.
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Most of us spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so we want them to look nice but also be very functional.
Whether it is a small compact kitchen or large open one, there are inexpensive things you can use to make your kitchen better. From painting cabinets to adding some storage space, there are some quick things that can make life more pleasant.
If you are looking to do an inexpensive kitchen upgrade then check out this wonderful article from Remodelista on how you to can transform your kitchen even if you are on a tight budget.
New York City public relations consultant Danielle Arceneaux lived for several years with a soulless, postage-stamp-size kitchen that didn’t jibe with the rest of her Park Slope apartment’s 1920s detailing. She owned the place, but she had little to invest in a remodel. And so, with no experience whatsoever, she courageously took on the kitchen overhaul herself. It was something like deciding to cut your own hair: “I figured if I really messed it up, I could hire someone to do it properly,” she says. Join us for her tale of YouTube how-to videos, borrowed tools, weekend industry, and the power of cosmetic changes. As Danielle reports: “I didn’t replace any appliances or countertops, or move electrical wires or plumbing. It was just an aesthetic facelift.”