CHILDPROOF ELECTRICAL OUTLETS
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 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.
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 30 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 Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and the surrounding cities of Hampton Roads, VA. In addition, we provide electrical service to customers in Moyock and Currituck NC. Moreover, our on-staff, a master electrician has over a decade of experience and can solve any problem. Moreover, we install or repair a wide variety of electrical outlets. For example, USB outlets, Childproof outlets, GFCI outlets, and Counter-height electrical outlets. We also install TV outlets and Coaxial Cable.
Furthermore, 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.