Protect areas of your home that use both electricity and water with GFCIs. These innovative outlets are required in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Find out how to tell if your home has these outlets and why they’re so important. Enjoy these and other electrical safety tips to keep your home energy efficient and safe for your entire household.

Convenient Shock Protection

Operating electrical appliances around water requires some caution. Thankfully, GFCIs are designed to rapidly interrupt the circuit and prevent electrocution in the event of water-conducting electricity. Look to see if your outlets are clearly labeled and test them periodically to ensure safe and efficient electrical use. If an outlet isn’t working, press the reset button to restore power or contact a local electrician for a full inspection.