Children are naturally curious about their surroundings, which can help them learn but can also put their safety at risk – especially when exploring outlets. Young kids can be intrigued by the receptacles on the wall and might try to stick their fingers, toys, or other objects into the outlets. This can lead to serious injuries and even death. To avoid these risks, install childproof outlets in your home. Call Solaris Electric & Plumbing for services in Orlando, FL. A family-owned business since 2008, we provide upfront pricing!
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What Are Childproof Outlets?
Childproof outlets can be life-saving devices for families with young children. These outlets prevent kids from inserting objects into them, helping children avoid electrocution, shock, and other injuries – or even death. Let the professionals help you keep your children safe. Call Solaris Electric & Plumbing to have childproof outlets installed in your home to prevent your kids from injuring themselves.
Benefits of Installing Childproof Outlets
By far, the biggest benefit of installing childproof outlets is the peace-of-mind knowing you are keeping your child safe from serious injuries caused by trying to put toys or other objects into the outlet. There are also other advantages, including:
- Make you more aware: Having childproof outlets installed in your house will make you more aware of the outlets and help prevent you from keeping an appliance plugged in or cords exposed to children.
- Keep kids from plugging in items: While you might be worried about your children placing toys, jewelry, or other items into the outlets, they might also try to plug in actual appliances. This can put them in danger if they plug in a device that could be dangerous to them.
- Protect pets: Your pets can also be curious about your outlets and can harm themselves. Childproof devices can protect them as well.
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Outlets To Avoid Installing in Your Home
When installing childproof outlets in your home, it’s important to realize that not all outlets offer the same level of protection. For example, you should avoid installing outlets that require you to screw plugs in place. You might not realize it, but these devices can put your house at risk for a fire.
You should also avoid using plastic plugs that get inserted into your outlets. While these are meant to prevent kids from putting their toys and other objects in the outlet, they can also be choking hazards to young children.