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THE BEST WAY TO MAINTAIN OUTDOOR WEATHERPROOF OUTLETS

If you are doing some work in your yard spaces over the weekend, you need various electrical tools and appliances to carry out these tasks efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Today, most people prefer buying pressure washers, pruning equipment, and mowers etc. that operate on electricity.

If you are using any of these electricity-powered tools you also need to make sure that you have sufficient electrical coverage around your property to easily plug them in. When you have power points in outdoor spaces, it’s a good idea to get GFCIs installed there too.


WHAT DOES A GFCI DO?

A GFCI outlet, acts as a protective layer for your appliances and equipment. In case there is any surge of electricity in the wiring, the GFCIs ensure that this surge won’t reach and affect your expensive equipment. Here are some useful tips for getting outdoor GFCI outlets installed in the outdoor areas of your home:

#1 Proper Coverage

Most homes have a few standard outdoor electrical outlets; but sometimes this isn’t sufficient and can restrict your movement while carrying out any outdoor tasks such as mowing, shrub pruning or pressure-washing etc. This is because the cables of these pieces of equipment don’t reach right around the side of your home’s exterior walls or to the extreme ends of your yard.

When preparing to get outdoor GFCI outlets installed, carefully measure the length of the cables and the maximum distance you would need to go. You can create the radius of the coverage you will need & identify where the outlets should be located.

If you don’t choose the right location you may end up installing far more outlets than you need; this also means you will have to unplug and plug in the applian