How To: Reset Your GFCI Plug

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is a crucial safety feature in your home that protects you from electrical shocks. If a GFCI outlet trips, it can be easily reset. Follow these steps to ensure the safety and functionality of your electrical outlets: 

 

 

Why Reset a GFCI Plug? 

  • Safety First: GFCI outlets are designed to protect you from electrical hazards. Resetting ensures continued safety in your home. 
  • Appliance Malfunction: If an appliance causes a short circuit, it might trip the GFCI outlet. Resetting allows you to restore power. 

 

Identifying GFCI Outlets: 

  • Bathrooms 
  • Kitchens 
  • Garages 
  • Outdoor Outlets 
  • Utility Rooms 

 

Resetting a GFCI Outlet: 

1. Locate the GFCI Outlet:  Identify the GFCI outlet; it usually has two buttons – “Test” and “Reset.” Common locations include bathrooms, kitchens, garages, outdoor areas, and utility rooms. 

2. Press the “Reset” Button:  Press the “Reset” button firmly. You might hear a click sound, indicating that the outlet has been reset. 

3. Check for Power:  After resetting, check the outlet for power by plugging in a small appliance or using a voltage tester. 

 

Tips: 

  • Regular Testing: Periodically test your GFCI outlets by pressing the “Test” button and then resetting them. 
  • Call for Assistance: If the GFCI outlet continues to trip or if you’re unsure about the reset process, contact our maintenance team for assistance. 

Remember, a properly functioning GFCI outlet is essential for maintaining a safe electrical environment in your home. If you encounter persistent issues or have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support. 

Safety first!