Keeping your electrical outlets safe is crucial and a ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets prevent accidental electrocution, and state code requires them in baths, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages and outdoor locations. A GFCI won’t work unless it’s properly connected and Synergy Electric has you covered with a complete, up to code, install of any GFCI outlets. The reason GFCI’s are used is the only reason you need not to try and install them yourself. They are intended to prevent electrocution, so naturally if you don’t install it correctly, it’s like you haven’t installed one at all. Insurance will never cover a fire caused by faulty electrical work or GFCI installation and unintentionally disobeying building codes may lead to failed home inspections if you ever plan to sell. None of these consequences are worth saving some money by ignoring a licensed electrician, yet many homeowners continue to learn the hard way spending both time and money unnecessarily. Even though GFCI outlets look basic and easy to install, it’s always best to leave the installation to professionals who will ensure your safety and quality standards are met. Each year, roughly 200 people in the United States die as a result of electrocution in the bathroom or kitchen, and this number represents about two-thirds of all at-home electrocutions. A properly installed GFCI receptacle will stop the flow of electricity and will keep you safe from electrocution. The GFCI will not protect you from line contact hazards such as holding 2 ‘hot’ wires, however it protects against the most common form of electrical shocks, prevents fires, overheating, and destruction of electronic devices.