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GFCI General Guidelines

marran3.jpgGFCI devices protect people from electric shock caused by current leaking from electric appliances or cords.  The leak can be due to faulty/damaged appliances or cords or because of damp or wet conditions.

These are general guidelines for GFCI device locations and protection.  Your actual installation may vary slightly depending on what options/additions you have with your house.  Please feel free to call us if you have any questions.

GFCI Protected Outlets

General use outlets in the following rooms/areas are required to be GFCI protected:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Exterior
  • Lights over Showers/Bath Tubs

marran4.jpgGFCI Device Location

Kitchen: There will be at least two GFCI devices in the kitchen.  These devices will protect all plugs in the kitchen that are over a countertop or installed in an island or peninsula.

Bathroom: There will be at least one GFCI device in one of your bathrooms that protects all bathroom outlets.

Foyer: The outlet in your foyer or garage will be a GFCI device.  This GFCI will Garage protect the outlets in your basement, garage, and the exterior outlets.

Closet: If you have a light above your shower/bath tub the GFCI device will be located in a closet in the room.

The customer’s safety and satisfaction is
our #1 priority.