When you are in a room where there is running water and you are using an electrical device, you are putting yourself at risk for electrocution. Bathrooms and kitchens are the most common locations where you have these dangers, but it could also be a laundry room or a utility room.

If you have wall receptacles in one of these rooms, it is important that you have GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) receptacles installed. What makes them safer to use? It is because they lower the risk of having an electric current surge through you and kill you. A GFCI receptacle is made in such a way that it will disconnect power when it detects an unbalanced current.

It is recommended that you test your receptacle to make sure that it functions properly. You can test it by connecting a simple device, such as a lamp to the outlet and the