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Keeping Your Family Safe with GFCI Outlets
Fall is almost here! Which means more fun outdoors. Many label spring as the cleaning season, but the fall months are just as packed with clean-up and DIY activities for our homes. Yard work shifts from watering to trimming shrubs and raking leaves. And after full day of yard work there’s nothing better than family time by the fire pit enjoying the cool night air.
As you load up your to-do lists this season now is the perfect time to educate yourself on the dangers outdoor outlets can have on yourself, your family, and your home.
Are your outlets GFCI?
A GFCI outlet is the safest solution for all your outlets outdoors. Working outside often involves working around water and in damp weather. These outlets are the difference between you receiving a mild shock and serious injury. If you don’t have a GFCI outlet installed for all your outdoor electrical outlets, Thompson Electric can get this done quickly so you can tackle your to-do lists and work safely all season long.
Other safety tips to consider when working outdoors this fall are to invest in covers for your outdoor outlets to protect them from water exposure. There are even options available that can keep your outlet protected while your tools are plugged in and in use. Always avoid working outside with power tools when it is wet. This will lower your risk of electrical injury.
Contact Thompson Electric to have your outdoor outlets replaced with safe GFCI outlets. Call Today! 615-547-1844
Here’s to a fun and safe fall season!