Modern homes run on two major utilities: power and water. Historically, those two systems have not always played nicely together. That is until ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) systems entered the scene.
In 1971, GFCI systems were introduced as a solution for underground lighting in pools. The idea of underwater lighting was a challenge due to the risk of electricity discharging into the water. But GFCIs were designed to cut-off power at the slightest detection of a short circuit.
Today, this technology is used in many ways. For families with children, it is a means of further fortifying home electrical outlets. If a child tries to tamper with a GFCI outlet, the power flowing to that outlet is quickly shut off.
If you are ready to add child-proof outlets to your home, give Paul Macrina Electrical Contracting, Inc. a call. We are happy to provide GFCI installation or any other service.