GFCI Receptacles

The National Electrical Code mandates that all buildings have GFCI receptacles installed in bathrooms, kitchens, basements and outdoor outlets to minimize the risks of electrocution. These ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles constantly monitor the flow of electricity and stop the current immediately when a risk is detected. If an imbalance between the hot and neutral wires occurs, the automatic shutoff will prevent a fatal tragedy and likely result in only a painful (but harmless) shock.

GFCI Receptacle Safety Features

Although there a few options for protecting a home with a ground fault circuit interrupter, the most common are the GFCI receptacles. These replace the traditional duplex receptacles that are found in most outlets and are distinguished by the "Test" and "Reset" buttons, which allow the user to periodically check their effectiveness. Some even have a red LED light that indicates when the outlets need to be replaced.

Home contractors generally use a lot of GFCI outlets, as they are becoming more commonly used in both public and private buildings. It is essential that when these electrical supplies are purchased that they are high quality and competitively priced. Oftentimes, such deals can be found through online wholesalers that offer a variety of incentives to entice customers, such as free shipping, quality assurance and deep discounts.

One such company is Electrical Industries,, an online, business-to-business wholesaler that offers some of the best prices on GFCI receptacles. To thank their customers for their patronage, free shipping is applied to all supply orders of $750 or more. Interested parties are welcome to ask questions: professional and courteous staff members can be reached via email at or via phone at 313-790-3000.