The introduction of ground fault circuit interrupters decades ago marked a significant advance in electrical safety. While electricity does many things for us in our day-to-day lives, it does carry some degree of danger – so devices like GFCIs are incredibly important to keep people and property safe. For outdoor or indoor installation of GFCIs on your Dallas-area commercial property, reach out to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric today.
What is a GFCI?
One of the benefits of working with Walker for your commercial electrical needs is that you don’t have to be an expert in this industry to power your buildings properly – we’ll take on that role for you. However, it is good to have a basic understanding of how commercial electricity works and what components are needed to create a safe, functional system.
GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter, and the name of the device is an accurate description of what it does. When the device observes a potential ground-fault, which it measures by comparing how much current is flowing out and how much is returning, the circuit will be tripped. This can happen incredibly quickly, which is important to prevent harm to anyone using that circuit. Having GFCIs in place is not only required by code in many applications, but it is also simply a smart choice to improve safety on your property.
Proper Installation and Maintenance
A GFCI is only going to provide the security it was designed to offer if it is installed correctly and if it is maintained as the years go by. Without correct installation by a professional team such as the one here at Walker, you won’t be able to trust your GFCI will function correctly when needed. Also, weather conditions and simple wear and tear could take a toll on the device over time, so having GFCIs regularly tested and replaced as needed is important.
Solving Your Commercial Electrician Needs
If you have been in search of a reliable commercial electrician in or around the Dallas area, Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric is ready to serve you. With decades of experience in this industry, and a trained and licensed team that is up to the challenge of even the biggest jobs, you’ll love what we can do for your business. To get started, reach out today for more information or to request a quote. We are excited to serve you!