Should my outdoor electrical outlets be GFCI outlets?« Back to Questions List

Yes, when installing new outlets outdoors, you should always make sure they are GFCI outlets. Any time there is an outlet that can be exposed to water or moisture; there is a risk of electrical shock. A GFCI monitors the amount of current flowing and if there is ever an imbalance which signifies a possible shock, it will trip the circuit and stop the flow of electricity within milliseconds. This can save your life. That’s why any outdoor outlets that can be exposed to rain or even humidity should always have this safety feature.
Posted by Houston Electrician
Asked on January 30, 2014 11:28 am