Highland Park, Illinois home inspection explains where and why gfci type outlets are used in a home. This article will explain the uses and locations of gfci type electrical outlets.
Gfci type electrical outlets have been used for some time. The question is are these outlets in the proper places in your home? The chances of having gfi outlets in the proper areas throughout your home are not good because the code is constantly changing and the code wants more areas covered by these types of outlets.
Generally, the gfci type outlet is needed in the bathrooms, kitchens, crawl spaces, unfinished basements, laundry rooms, garages and exterior areas of a home. The home inspection I performed in Highland Park was missing gfci type outlets in some of these areas. Generally, each outlet can be purchased at your local hardware store for under $15. You can see other prices of other issues on ~ http://www.pinnaclepropertyinspection.com/repair-replacement-costs.html. Installation of these outlets can be done by a homeowner or you can hire an electrician to install them.
These outlets are manufactured to be disposable if need be. They have a little breaker in them that will pop if there are issues with the current of electric. The outlet can be reset by pressing the reset button. These are the same instructions we gave to our client at the Highland Park home inspection.