Child Proof Outlet Installations in Lexington, KY

Mr. Electric electrician installing a power outlet

Child Proof Electrical Outlets for Homeowners

When it comes to the safety of your loved ones, you don't want to take any shortcuts. Protecting your children is critical, and, unfortunately, thousands of children are treated from tampering with electrical outlets every year. At Mr. Electric of Central Kentucky, we’re fully committed to the safety of all our customers.

With years of experience providing high-quality residential and commercial electrical services throughout Central Kentucky and the surrounding areas, including Lexington and Versailles, we can help you protect your family by installing safe and reliable child proof outlets. Our licensed electricians will install child proof outlets or tamper-resistant receptacles (TRR) in your home. This inexpensive and simple solution prevents household accidents, so you won't have to worry about leaving your children near your new child proof electrical outlets. Reach out to our team today to learn more!

What Is a Child Proof Outlet?

At Mr. Electric, we believe switching to child proof outlets is an upgrade every homeowner should make with the help of our licensed, professional electricians. Your new childproof outlets look similar to standard wall outlets, but there's a difference in their design and functionality.

Child proof outlets have a spring-loaded receptacle cover plate that protects children from coming into contact with electricity. The cover plate ensures that children can’t insert objects into the outlet by applying unequal pressure to the receptacle's contact points. It’s essential to have an experienced, licensed electrician install your child proof outlets for the most protection and reliability.

How Can Adults Operate Child Proof Outlets?

Using childproof outlets is easy for adults. To use your child proof outlets, you must apply the same amount of pressure on both sides while you insert the plug into the receptacle. The equal pressure allows the cover plate to open and operate the same way as a standard outlet.

Common Items Children Put in Outlets

Unfortunately, we've all heard stories about kids jamming objects into outlets and getting shocked. Children are curious by nature and have attempted to jam all kinds of things into electrical outlets, including:

  • Keys
  • Jewelry
  • Tools
  • Belt buckles
  • Staples and paperclips
  • Nail files
  • Knives
  • Plugs
  • Hairpins
  • And more

Updating Your Home With Child Proof Outlets

Our licensed electricians have years of experience installing protective child proof electrical outlets and perform all work under the strictest electrical code standards. It's required to have child proof outlets in all new homes built since 2008. Most child proof outlet installations only cost a few dollars per outlet, and they aren't much more costly than installing traditional electrical outlets. If your home doesn't have child proof outlets or your current ones need to be upgraded, our team can help. If you don't have child proof outlets in your home, your children could be at risk of the following types of injuries:

  • Electrical Burns – Electrical burns make up 95 percent of injuries from electrical outlets. Children are at an increased risk of injury because their thin skin doesn't provide a lot of protection from electrical flow or heat.
  • Electrical Shocks – Seven children get injured from electrical shocks every day by inserting objects into outlets.
  • Serious or Fatal Injuries – Some electrical injuries can be severe or even fatal.

Products Parents Should Avoid

At Mr. Electric, we're knowledgeable about the types of electrical products on the market that could increase your safety risk. We recommend avoiding child proof outlets that require you to screw plugs into the wall. While they're marketed as safe, they can pose a fire hazard. We also recommend avoiding plastic bags after installing outlets because they're choking hazards to small children. When you rely on Mr. Electric of Central Kentucky for child proof outlet installation, you can have peace of mind it's done effectively, safely, and reliably. We're happy to give you a quote for your child proof outlets installation cost.

Schedule Child Proof Outlet Installation Today

With years of experience installing child proof outlets, our team can help protect your children against the risk of shocks and burns from electrical outlets in Central Kentucky and the surrounding areas, including Lexington and Versailles. Our child proof outlet installation service will give you peace of mind and keep your children safe. In addition, our licensed electricians can also conduct an electrical safety inspection on your property to ensure everything's up to code. Contact Mr. Electric of Central Kentucky today to schedule service or request an estimate!