Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI, or GFI)


Internal household wiring can be cracked, worn or not properly insulated – or even not grounded correctly – or the wiring is aluminum. All of these things need to be repaired or replaced for your safety. That is where electrical outlet repair services makes sense to ensure your families safety.


Wire Wiz Electrician Services specializes electrical outlet repair services which may entail rewiring entire homes or just wiring up new additions, including panel upgrades, appliance wiring (like adding in 220 amp wiring and outlets for electric dryers) and also upgrading existing wiring.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI, or GFI)


A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI, or GFI) is the important electrical element that prevents electric shocks or surges from the use of electrical equipment, appliances, and other home & office devices. GFCIs are visible on the area of the outlet next to the plug-in; however, to be effective, GFCIs need to work constantly. At first glance, it may not be obvious whether the GFI is functional.


Responsible home electric maintenance includes ensuring that GFCIs are fully operational, which often requires a licensed electrician. While some may think DIY electrical outlet repair is the best option, for the sake of safety, trust a professional electrician. He or she has the correct equipment to complete the work properly.

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With 30 years of experience in the electrical service industry, Wire Wiz Electrician Services can help with any GFCI outlet installation or electrical outlet repair projects.


With same-day service and emergency repairs, we’ll do our best to respond quickly to work orders.


Our talented team has experience in residential, high-rise office buildings, retail space, and everything in between.


What is Grounding?

Most of all, grounding is a safety system for your dwelling. not only does it guard our abodes but it also insures your safety.


Simply put your electrical system is connected to the earth. All of the metal parts that your electrical system has or can possible come in contact with are wired in such a way as to pass any electrical current directly into the earth if need be.

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Understanding what a Ground Fault is.


Grounding is a safeguard that kicks in when an electrical problem known as a ground fault pops up. An example of this would be when a damaged wire makes contact with its conductive shroud. This can also happen if you mistakenly attempt to work on your electrical system without first shutting off the power.


No matter the cause of the ground fault, the path of the electricity does not flow through the circuit as normal. When working properly the electricity is fed through the positive wire into a load, such as an appliance, then it returns to the electrical panel via the neutral wire. When a ground fault happens, the current bypasses the load and if wired correctly pass through to the grounding wire. Because the circuit now has a direct path to the ground, it causes what is known as a short or short circuit. This short in turn causes the circuit to use overflowing power, this extra power consumption then results in the breaker inside your electrical panel to trip shutting off the power to the circuit.


Because grounding is so terribly important, the connections that connect your electrical panel to the earth must be made using specific connections. The main grounding wire from your panel is either connected to the earth via a grounding rod or via cold water lines. Depending on your location, other methods such as ground plates are used or the grounding wire is connected to a concrete foundation.


Call Wire Wiz Electrician Services today to look at your homes grounding system. This would be very important to do if you’re buying a new home as well as checking the integrity of your existing home’s electrical system.


We have a reputation for excellent customer service. When you choose Wire Wiz Electrician Services you know the project will always be done right the first time. The project is not finished until you are 100% satisfied with our work. Don’t wait! Call today. Let’s get started!