Many of our prospective Homebuyers here at Fine Line Homes have heard about ‘safe’ electric outlets called GFI’s. They sooner or later come around to asking “what are they” as we take a prospective Buyer through the process of floor plan review and finalization of electrical outlet locations.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters or GFCIs are inexpensive electrical safety devices that are designed to reduce the risk of serious electrical shock and/or injury. They are typically installed in outlets on exterior walls and in damp environments. The GFCI will shut off power to the outlet if the electrical flow to the circuit changes slightly. The shut off is instantaneous, thus preventing long powerful shocks of electricty to an operator.
When planning to build your new Fine Line Home, you should consider GFCIs for the following locations.
Ask your Housing Consultant to review how Fine Line Homes meets all current electrical code standards and requirements required by law.
- Any outdoor/exterior outlets
- Basement and Crawlspaces