San Diego Electrician Recommends
Installing GFCI Outlets

GFCI outlets save lives by providing extra protection from electrocution by limiting the duration of electric shock.  Although GFCI’s can’t prevent electrocution they are able to stop the flow of electricity to the outlet once they have detected a leak in the electrical current.

A GFCI works by monitoring the amount of electricity passing through the device and returning back through it.  Once a difference in electricity is detected the device will immediately cut off power to the device which is often times referred to as a “trip”.

For example a properly functioning GFCI would cut off power or “trip” if someone was being electrocuted by the use of a faulty appliance or came in contact with some faulty wiring.  If a person was being electrocuted the electricity would run through the body of the person and into the ground instead of back into the device which the GFCI would detect and thereby cut off power at the outlet.

If a GFCI outlet was not installed and a person was being electrocuted then the power would not be cut off and serious injury or death could possibly occur.

Although the national electrical code requires certain areas of your home or business to have GFCI protection; Forward Electric recommends that you should consider installing them throughout your home or business to provide a safer place to live and work.

If you have any questions about GFCI protection or would like to learn more please feel free to contact us anytime.  We are full service electricians in San Diego who are ready to help any time and any day.  Our highly skilled team of professionals are friendly and will treat you and your home or business with the utmost respect and courtesy.  They will tell you what is wrong and provide you with the best solution that will get your electrical system back up and running.

All of your electrical repairs will be made in accordance with the proper building code to ensure compliance with the building inspection authority as well ensure a safe electrical application.  We use only high quality materials and this is important because you want to make sure your repair is done correctly and will last.  We also provide a 2 year warranty on parts and materials so what are you waiting for, pick up the phone and call us today!

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Forward Electric is a locally owned and operated licensed, bonded, and insured electrical contractor who specializes in residential and commercial electrical repair and new installation services.  Our electricians are the industries best and we train and test them extensively to ensure we are always ahead of our competitors in providing superior electrical services.  When you choose Forward Electric rest assured you will be provided with professional expert help that will educate and guide you so that you can make the decision that is right for you.  We can handle any electrical issue and our goal is to satisfy our customers by providing you with quality craftsmanship and excellent services.  Make the right move; go Forward!

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