Benefits of GFCI Receptacles
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) Outlets are important anytime an electrical outlet is near a water source, such as in a bathroom, kitchen, outdoors, near pools, and hot tubs. There are nearly 400 electrocutions in the USA each year. GFCI's could prevent nearly 70% of these occurrences (1). GFCI's are made to break the flow of electricity when they detect hazardous ground faults.
GFCI receptacles prevent electrical shock.
GFCI receptacles can prevent electrical fires.
GFCI receptacles are a code requirement in bathrooms and kitchens.
1. Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSi) study.