Why Test GFCI Outlets? Testing the GFCI outlets in your home is an important maintenance task to help protect you and your family from electrical shock. GetNeighborly.com recently included this as an important seasonal maintenance exercise in their Home Maintenance Checklist.
The checklist recommends you test the outlets once a year, or more in moist locations. To test the GFCI outlets in your home, press the “test” button and plug in a small nightlight. The light should not work. Restore power to the outlet by pressing, “reset.” The checklist recommends Mr. Electric to homeowners looking for assistance.
Neighborly is a network of locally owned professional home maintenance technicians. The Home Maintenance Checklist is a resource for homeowners to consult for guidance on how to keep their home in great shape.