Get Wired: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

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Every property system, electrical or otherwise, eventually experiences some sort of breakdown or failure due to normal wear and tear conditions.The faster and more accurately you can diagnose the problem, the less costly it will be to repair. Here’s another Squires Electric troubleshooting tip.

GFCIs, or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, are circuit breaker back-ups designed to protect people from electric shock. They’re designed to monitor electric current and stop the flow completely in the event of a variation. Variations of as little as 4 or 5 millionths of an amp can indicate a short and potential danger. Circuit breakers or fuses don’t usually provide protection at such minute levels, which are enough to cause injury or death.

In places where electricity, people, and water could all come in contact, the National Electric Code typically requires GFCI protection. If you have questions about whether or not your facility needs GFCI protection, give us a call.  We’re here to help.

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