Why Educating Homeowners on GFCIs Matters

The more electrical professionals can do to spread the word on electrical safety, the better.

Things that we as inspectors and electricians take for granted, such as ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) protection, may be foreign to the average homeowner. Does the homeowner really understand the purpose of a GFCI device? We also know that installation requirements change every time the National Electrical Code (NEC) is revised or adopted by the state or local municipality. But does the homeowner really understand where these devices are required by the NEC? Do they even know the

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