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A GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet can protect your residential electrical devices, and by extension, you, from unexpected power surges by cutting off electrical service to itself when it detects rogue currents. When a GFCI has been tripped, you can reset it by pushing its reset button, which is prominently located in the middle of the outlet. All electricians near Tampa recommend having GFCIs in homes, especially in bathrooms and kitchens.

If you live in an older home with ungrounded outlets, consider upgrading these outdated, residential electrical sockets to GFCIs. You can either replace them yourself, which is a fairly simple project if you possess the skillset, or you could hire an experienced residential electrician.

Check out this short video to see how easy it is to reset a GFCI outlet after it’s been tripped.