GFCI Receptacle Installation

Receptacle Types There are a few different types of receptacles to use in your home, single, duplex and GFCI. The single receptacle is used mainly for microwave, ejector pump, alarm transformer, range, dryer or garage/basement freezers.The duplex is the most common style used through-out your home in most every room.
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Why and Where To Use A GFCI Device?

The GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupter is used to protect occupants from electrical shock when a flow of voltage to ground is present on circuits protected by these devices. Receptacles in bathrooms, unfinished basement, exterior, garage, kitchen counter and locations within 6 ft of a water source shall be protected by GFCI device or breaker. At RU-Electrical, we have over 30 years of experience installing GFCI devices. Call on us to help you make the right choice, and upgrade your outlets to keep your home safe.

HOW HARD IS IT TO INSTALL A GFCI RECEPTACLE?

Adding or replacing GFCI receptacles in your home can make your home more functional and make it safer. This project isn’t the most difficult but does require the ability to determine which set of wires are the feed and which are the load. The ‘hot’ set must be placed on the ‘hot’ terminals and the ‘load’ on the load terminals. The latter will be present if there is need to protect the continuing circuit.

Any electrical work without previous experience can be hazardous. Unless you have worked with electrical receptacles before, we do not recommend attempting this yourself. So if you want help with installing your receptacles, our professionally trained technicians are ready to get the job done for you, and make your home a safer place!

HOW DOES RU ELECTRICAL SERVICE INSTALL GFCI RECEPTACLES IN AN EXISTING BOX?

Introduce ourselves to the customer and identify the installation site.

1. Gather our materials and equipment.
2. Turn off power to the existing circuit.
3. Remove the existing plate cover and receptacle to expose the wiring.
4. Unscrew the existing wires.
5. Test the white wire for continuity to ground and match the black from the same romex cable/conduit..
6. Attach the ‘grounding’ wire to the GREEN terminal.
7. Connect wires that were determined to be the ‘hot’ set to the ‘HOT’ terminals (white and black)
8. Connect the remaining wires determined to be the ‘load’ to the ‘LOAD’ terminals (white and black)
9. Secure the new GFCI receptacle to the box, adjusting as needed.
10. Restore power and test the new GFCI for proper operation by pushing the ‘RESET’ button. If the ‘RESET’ button snapped in, Your device has power. Then push the ‘TEST’ button, if the ‘RESET’ button pops out, the GFCI function is working. Now push the RESET button one final time and your new GFCI receptacle is ready to use.
11. Install new plate cover and clean the area.
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WHY SHOULD I TRUST RU ELECTRICAL SERVICE GFCI RECEPTACLE INSTALLATION SERVICES?

When we install your GFCI receptacle, you can bet it will be a fast and pleasant experience. You can always count on us to do the job the right way, per NEC code,the first time, leaving you with a smile on your face. You can trust we will always have the proper tools and materials to complete the job.. Our guarantee is always leaving the area we are working in, cleaner than when we arrived. We always take every safety precaution when working in your home. Electricity can cause serious damage to you or your home if not handled by someone who is properly trained. Our electricians take safety very seriously. You can rest well knowing that your electrical work is safe for your family and will allow you to enjoy all of your appliances to their fullest. We’ve been installing GFCI outlets for 30 years without a single problem and we will always make sure you get the same quality of work as the rest of our clients.

WHAT KIND OF OPTIONS DO I HAVE WHEN INSTALLING A NEW GFCI RECEPTACLE?

Different locations require different designed and rated receptacles. If in a wet area, the device must be rated and labeled for ‘wet location’. Most all other device locations will require a ‘Tamper Proof” design if your area is using NEC code 2008 or later. There are non-tamper proof GFCI receptacles available but it is recommended to always use the tamper-proof style to prevent small children from inserting foreign objects (paper clips, keys, etc.) into energized electrical receptacles

WHAT BRANDS OF GFCI RECEPTACLES SHOULD I CONSIDER?

Leviton
Bestten
Topele
Electeck

WHERE SHOULD I PURCHASE MY GFCI RECEPTACLES?

Home center stores are a great resource when you want to purchase the receptacles in bulk. A local hardware store will have a varied selection. The internet will have every outlet available that the previous mentioned stores will provide without the ‘hands on’ shopping experience. Returns via the internet are sometimes made simple, but can be a lengthy process more so than the home center store.
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WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO INSTALL A GFCI RECEPTACLES?

Depending on where you purchase your GFCI receptacle, the cover may come within the package. It is not common that the cover plate is provide when purchased from a home center store, so it will be necessary for you to purchase the cover plate to provide a complete job

Electrical tools;
Square tip, flat(standard) and phillips #2 screw driver
Electricians pliers/strippers Headlamp or flashlight that will allow for hands free operation

Electrical wiring and lamps (if not included). Most LED fixtures have integrated luminaires included, while screw socket (incandescent) fixtures normally do not provide lamps.

CAN I INSTALL A GFCI RECEPTACLE MYSELF?

If you’ve worked with replacing or repairing electrical devices before, you could replace a GFCI outlet yourself, however, we would only recommend this to someone who really knows what they are doing. Replacing outlets can be tricky work, and you are liable to be injured if you don’t have prior experience. If wiring needs to be replaced we 100% recommend getting one of our professionally trained electricians involved.

Call RU Electrical Service To Install GFCI Receptacle Near Me

If you searched for install GFCI outlet near me or GFCI installation near me you’ve come to the right place. We have all the materials, tools, and experience to install any kind of GFCI outlet in your home or office. Call or text RU Electrical Service today at (317) 335-2067 and we will be glad to assist you. Our estimates are always free and we provide a warranty with all of our work.

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Don’t wait, call us for all of your GFCI Receptacle installation needs today!