GFCI Outlet Installation in Midland & Odessa, TX

GFCI Outlet Installation to Upgrade Your Home or Business

Are your electrical outlets outdated or constantly shocking you? It might be time to install GFCI outlets. Your local electricians at Mr. Electric of Midland and Odessa provide GFCI outlet installation services in Midland and Odessa, TX, to keep your home or business safe from electrical shocks. These outlets are designed to detect dangerous ground faults and disconnect power before they cause serious harm. Upgrading your electrical outlets is one of the easiest ways to protect your family from electrical shocks and keep your property up to code.

Mr. Electric electrician inspecting outlet

Prevent Shocks and Fires With GFCI Outlet Services

Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets are electrical outlets that can keep track of how much electricity can travel through a given area. You can recognize a GFCI outlet by searching for the "test" and "reset" buttons on the outside casing. GFCI outlets prevent electrical shocks by cutting off power in the event of a surge or exceeded voltage. These devices safeguard against electrical fires and increase your home or business's safety. Our professional electricians specialize in installing GFCI outlets and can make sure your property complies with all building codes.

Where We Can Install Your GFCI Outlets

Where do GFCI outlets need to be installed in your property? GFCI outlets are required by law in several areas of your home or business, especially rooms where electricity is used regularly. While the first GFCI outlets were mandated for swimming pools back in 1971, it is now necessary to include them elsewhere. GFCI outlets should be installed in the following areas:

  • Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool areas
  • The outside of buildings
  • Garages
  • Kitchens
  • Wet bars
  • Laundry & utility sinks
  • Crawlspaces & unfinished basements

Newer homes are often built with GFCI outlets, so if you live in a new construction, it's likely you already have them. However, older homes might not have GFCI outlets in the right areas or at all. Homes built before the 1940s may even have knob and tube wiring, an outdated form of electrical wiring that is no longer up to code. Whatever type of outlets your home has, our electricians can upgrade them with modern GFCI outlets.

Proper Usage and Testing of GFCI Outlets

When a GFCI outlet detects a power surge or any amount of electricity higher than the standard 120 volts, it immediately blocks any power from going to the outlet. If one of your GFCI outlets has tripped, restoring power is easy: all you have to do is press the "reset" button. If you suspect an emergency, or if the outlet is hot to the touch or sparking, do not touch the GFCI outlet, and call our emergency electricians for further guidance. To ensure the safety of your home or business, it's important to test your GFCI outlets about once a month. To test them, follow these easy steps:

  1. Press the "test" button.
  2. Plug in a small device to check that the power has been cut off.
  3. Turn the outlet back on.

This process takes only a few minutes, and it will be clear if your outlets are faulty. If your GFCI outlets are working properly, they should shut off power when the "test" button is pressed. If your outlets fail to turn off, you may need GFCI outlet repairs.

Determining the Cost to Install GFCI Outlets

Several factors can influence the cost of installing new GFCI outlets in your property. It will depend on how many outlets need to be replaced and the type of wiring and materials needed. Ultimately, when you call our professional installers for a service estimate, we can determine exactly how much GFCI outlets will cost for your property.

Get an Estimate For Your GFCI Installation Services

Mr. Electric of Midland and Odessa is the leading electrical contractor in Midland and Odessa, TX. We specialize in GFCI outlet installations for commercial and residential properties, and our team of experienced electricians is available 24/7 to help you with your project. Call us today for an estimate on your GFCI outlet installation!