Why GFCI? A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), is a type of circuit breaker which shuts off electric power when it senses an imbalance between the outgoing and incoming current.
A circuit breaker protects the house wires and receptacles from overheating and possible fire. From the 80’s to the 90′, the requirement was for GFCI outlets near the sinks or within 6 feet of a water source.
Now all outlets in a kitchen, bathroom, exterior, garage should be GFCI protected. AND – all bedroom outlets have to be GFCI protected, which are little brains in the electrical panel that is sensing if there is a surge or fault in the circuit.
True what they say, you can’t take away from safety but you can always add, and they are always adding!