Stormy Weather may trip GFCI Protection

December 8, 2015

Lightning Bolt

Our recent stormy weather seems to have tripped the GFCI protection in some Lower Mainland homes. This is usually an easy fix and a simple exercise that should be done periodically anyway. On the receptacle, press TEST, then RESET, and correct power should be restored. It’s always a good idea to test and reset GFCI’s after an electrical storm or a power outage.

If the GFCI will not reset or stay reset, it is recommended to call us to investigate the problem. The problem may be elsewhere in the circuit or, like all things, nothing lasts forever and it may be time for a new receptacle.

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