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Do you know how your electrical outlets work? If you’re like the average Cincinnati, OH homeowner, then chances are you don’t know much about your electrical system at all, and that’s perfectly fine. After all, that’s what the team at Servall Electric Company is here for. However, one factor you should know is that the type of outlets you choose have quite a bit of impact on the safety of your property and, more importantly, your family.
Our highly trained and certified electricians expertly install, repair and maintain both types of outlets: GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and ACFI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets. No matter what type of service you need related to either of these outlet types, we’re the right electrical company for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll ensure that each of your outlets functions as it should, and show you how for the past 60 years we’ve been “Creating Sustainability through Bright Ideas.”
Do You Need GFCI or AFCI Outlets?
Each of these outlet types is designed to prevent a different type of electrical problem that can bring harm to your Cincinnati, OH home.
GFCI outlets constantly monitor the flow of the electrical current through themselves. As long as the circuit is working as it should, there remains a balance of how much power is coming in versus how much is going out. If that current suddenly becomes unbalanced, however, then something is wrong. Your GFCI outlet will detect this and shut off the flow of electricity in response. These outlets are generally used in bathrooms and other spots where electrical conductors are common.
AFCI outlets, on the other hand, monitor the flow of electricity through the network around them. One of the most common, and risky, fire risks is short circuits or melted wires in the walls of your home. This can throw off a lot of heat, which then can ignite the surrounding area. AFCIs monitor for signs that this may be happening, and shut themselves off if they detect warning signs.
These two outlet types are responsible for both protecting your home from fire as well as electrocution. It’s essential that you know which outlet is best for which part of your home, or that you hire a professional electrician to help you find this out. In addition to saving your electronics and your home, these outlets can save your life if they are installed and serviced as they should be.
Trust Our Team for Your GFCI and AFCI Outlet Installation Services
As with any type of electrical job, you should never try to install these or any other type of outlet by yourself. You’d likely be surprised by the amount of electricity that’s coursing through the average Cincinnati, OH home—it’s more than enough to seriously injure or even kill someone if there’s enough exposure. Rather, you should trust a professional electrical company to handle this job and all other electrical work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or an installation appointment.