Why Do You Need Childproof Outlets?

Having children is one of the greatest joys a parent can have in life. With those children comes great responsibility. The smaller they are, the more attention they require. Electrical outlets can create a dangerous hazard for your children. With their placement being directly at a toddler’s eye level, it seems these outlets call out to young ones begging for them to touch them. You’re busy enough as it is just keeping up with the little ones. You shouldn’t have to worry about the safety of their little hands near those outlets.

That’s where childproof outlets – also called tamper-resistant outlets – come into play.

Tamper-resistant outlets

Tamper-resistant outlets are designed specifically to prevent children from harming themselves. You may have noticed that you sometimes need to “wiggle” a plug into an outlet or use a little more force than you thought you would need.

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This is due to the mechanism within the outlet that makes it childproof. Inside the outlet, there are two spring-loaded shutters that close when a plug is not inserted. These shutters will not open unless both sides are “activated” at the same time.

So when a child attempts to stick a toy, a utensil, or any other small article into just one side, the outlet will not receive the item, preventing the circuit from closing and creating an electric jolt. With childproof outlets in your home, that’s one less thing for you to worry about.

Contact Quality Electrical Service to have your childproof outlets installed

With over 40 years of experience in the electrical field, Quality Electrical Service understands the importance of protecting your family. Our electricians are ready to answer any questions you may have about installing childproof outlets – or any other electrical needs you may have in your home. Contact us today at to schedule your appointment.

About Quality Electric Service

We provide the best electrical outlet services in Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, the Peninsula, and the surrounding areas of the Eastern Shore and Northeast North Carolina. Our Master Electrician has over a 30 years of experience and can solve any problem.

We provide timely repairs so you don’t have to wait weeks for electrical repairs. Above all, we offer affordable prices so you can afford the cost of important electrical repairs.

We are licensed, bonded, and insured in both Virginia and North Carolina. Request a free estimate here or call 757.672.7874.

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