Electricians Explain How Ground Circuit Interrupters Affect Other Circuits in Your Home

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Electricians Explain How Ground Circuit Interrupters Affect Other Circuits in Your Home

(Published in Hudson, Summit)
March 3, 2015

Ground circuit interrupters are circuit breakers that protect you and your family from electrocution by interrupting household circuits in the event of a shock. Electrocution often occurs through ground faults, which involve a break in the low-resistance grounding path from an electric system. Since electricity always needs to find a way to the ground, it may do so through the user, which can result in serious injury or even death. The electrical contractors at R.B. Thomas Electric Co., a Hudson, OH-based company, are dedicated to the safety of you and your family and will properly install ground circuit interrupters to ensure that you avoid serious injuries.

Ground circuit interrupters work by sensing the difference between the amount of electricity flowing into a circuit and the amount of electricity flowing out. It will then trip, or completely shut off, the circuit if you are in danger of electrocution. Ground circuit interrupters are often installed in areas with close proximity to water, such as bathrooms and kitchens. The interrupters will react in as quickly as 1/40th of a second, ensuring that electrical injuries will never be a problem in your home.

In order to make sure that your ground circuit interrupters will provide optimal protection, they should be tested on a monthly basis. In addition to installing the interrupters, R.B. Thomas Electric Co. will also provide testing services to keep you safe for years to come. For more information on electrical service or to see a list of all the services the company provides, visit R.B. Thomas Electric Co. online or call (330) 650-0513 to speak with a representative.

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