We are often asked what is the number one find during a home inspection. The answer – lack of GFCI protection.
How can something so small (you know those black and red button on the outlet) be such a big deal? A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet is a special type of circuit breaker that can automatically shut off power directly at the outlet when it detects an electrical fault. GFCI receptacles are required in bathrooms, garages, crawl spaces, basements, laundry rooms and areas where a water source is present. Shocking, isn’t it? Don’t believe us? Check out our Sample Reports to see how often this pesky little plug appears!
Now, before you run out and start installing GFCI outlets on your own, check with a qualified professional first.