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Childproof Electrical Outlets

Childproof Electrical Outlets

Are your children or grandchildren safe from electrical shock?

At In Charge Electric, our goal and mission are to keep you and your family safe from electrical hazards. Electricity can be dangerous.  It can cause electrical shock, electrical burn, electrocution and fires.  As dangerous as it is, it doesn’t have to be.  If the electrical wiring and components that make up your electrical system are installed correctly and to code, then many of these hazards can be eliminated.

Are your outlets childproof?

All homes that were built before 2008 in Florida have standard receptacles installed. These outlets are dangerous for your children because children can easily stick metal objects in the device and get hurt.

What about those plastic thingies?

I’m sure you have seen those little plastic inserts that you install in receptacles to keep your kids or your grandkids safe from electrical shock? They are a great invention, but having to install the little plastic inserts can be somewhat of a hindrance. Any time you want to use an outlet, you have to remove the plastic insert and plug in the desired appliance.  When you’re done you have to remember to install the plastic insert.  With a million things going on at once, it’s easy to understand why something so little can be overlooked.

With that said, many parents have unfortunately forgotten to replace the plastic piece and children have been hurt and killed. For reasons unknown, children always seem to find something that they shouldn’t have that they can insert into the electrical outlet.   Did you know in the US alone an average of seven children per day is treated from electrical shock or electrical burn caused by tampering with outlets?

Child Proof Outlets – Prevent Shocks, burns & Injuries

The good news is that someone invented a childproof outlet. These outlets are also known or referred to as tamperproof or tamper resistant receptacles.  These outlets have a specially designed piece of plastic built in to the receptacle. Think of them as little locked doors.  So when a child tries to insert small objects into the slots, they will not be able to.  Each slot or door must be pushed in at the exact same time with the same amount of pressure for each slot.  So if it’s not intended to go in, then it will not go in.

By code, homes of today must have tamper resistant receptacles installed.  If you have standard receptacles in your home and have small children, then please call Power Trip Electric today so we can help keep your family Safe!

If you’re a business owner

These special devices are not limited to just homes.  If you have a business that deals with the public.  It would be a great idea to install tamper resistant outlets in your business! This can reduce risk of children getting hurt and perhaps lower your insurance.

If your home has regular outlets and you have young children or grandchildren, then give In Charge Electric a call today at (352) 350-7878 or please request service from our contact page. We will install new tamper resistant outlets and give you the peace of mind, knowing that your loved ones are safe!

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In Charge Electric services Lake, Marion & Sumter counties in Florida, including, but not limited to the following locations:

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