Benefits of Having Outdoor Outlets

Outdoor electrical outlets are pretty much a standard feature of any home and can eliminate the need for extension cords, enabling you to upgrade your holiday lighting display, use power garden tools or enjoy your backyard long into the evening.

Outdoor Electrical Outlets

Outdoor outlets are safe for one reason only: with the aid of the ground fault circuit interrupter, otherwise known as a GFCI outlet. GFCI’s cut the electrical current when electricity leaks to ground (which in most cases means the electricity is running through you). Because working outside often involves working around pools, hot tubs, puddles and in wet weather, GFCI’s are the difference between you receiving a mild shock and you being served up well done at the next neighborhood barbecue.

If you don’t have a GFCI outlet installed for all your outdoor electrical outlets, contact Mr Mighty – Chicago electricians to get this done as quickly as possible.

Other Precautions

Besides making sure you’ve got GFCI’s installed on all your outdoor electrical outlets, you might also want to invest in covers that protect outlets from water exposure even when appliances and power tools are plugged in.

Contact Electricians in Chicago

No more extension cords running out your window! Contact Mr. Mighty’s Chicago electricians to learn more on how we can install outdoor electrical outlets.