Explore Our GFI/GFCI/AFCI Installation Services in Truckee, CA

When it comes to reliable residential electrical services in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee regions, A Plus Electrical stands out as your go-to choice. With over 30 years of invaluable experience, Bryan, our skilled electrical professional, leads the way in delivering high-quality electrical solutions that you can trust.

One of the most important considerations in any kitchen or bathroom remodel is the placement of Ground Control Fault Interrupters (GCFIs). A GFCI, or GFI outlet receptacle, ensures that you and your family are protected from ground faults, which occur when electricity, instead of following its normal path through an electrical wire, passes through a person’s body to the ground. This condition, commonly known as an electrical shock, makes the person a conductor of electricity.

 

What Are GFI/GFCI/AFCI Services?

GCFIs are also crucial for exterior outlets and those in the garage. Outdoor outlets often power tools and heavy-duty equipment, necessitating the right power and protection. Burnett Electric specializes in installing and maintaining both GFCI and Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) outlets. An AFCI is a circuit breaker designed to prevent fires by detecting unintended electrical arcs and disconnecting the power before the arc starts a fire.

AFCIs can distinguish between harmless arcs, which occur during normal operation of switches, plugs, and brushed motors, and undesirable arcs, such as those from a broken conductor in a lamp cord. Situations like pushing a desk against an extension cord or a tree falling on a power line can trigger an AFCI to trip, sensing the power arc and cutting off the power.

Safety first, power on. Arc faults in homes are one of the leading causes of electrical wiring fires. Since January 2008, the National Electric Code (NEC) requires the installation of combination-type AFCIs in all 15 and 20-ampere residential circuits, with the exception of laundries, kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and unfinished basements.