November 2020 Newsletter

Prevent Electrical Shock with Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter

What is a Ground-fault circuit interrupter?

A GFCI is an integral component of electrical safety in a commercial or industrial building. In electrical terms, a GFCI stands for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter. A GFCI is a device designed for protection against electric shocks due to an electrical fault, such as a short circuit, insulation failure, or equipment malfunction. A GFCI works to monitor the balance of electrical current moving through a circuit. Once it senses any changes that are abnormal, it will cut off the electricity flow in the circuit. The GFCI outlet protects electrical wiring and receptacles from overheating, which reduces the risk of a fire occurring.

Ground-fault circuit interrupter benefits:

  • Prevent electrical shock
  • Hinder electrical fires
  • Monitor the flow of electricity
  • Protect your electrical wiring
  • Help avoid costly repairs of damaged equipment
  • Ensure your outlets are up to modern electrical codes

When it comes to electricity, safety has always been a significant concern in businesses. It is essential to take as many preventative measures as possible to avoid potential injuries or damages to your equipment. Gray Connective has been serving the greater Lehigh Valley and western New Jersey for over three decades. We have extensive experience working with GFCI’s and can ensure that your electrical systems are safe and efficient.

Contact Gray Connective to learn more about ground-fault circuit interrupters and how they can protect the electrical systems in your commercial or industrial building.