Need Child Proof Outlets in Your Home Near Houston, TX?

We Ensure Home Safety with Child Proof Outlets Installation

When it comes to protecting your children, there's no reason to cut corners. All homeowners should understand the importance of installing child proof outlets in their homes, especially if children are present or you're expecting a new family member soon. With more than 2,400 children getting treated for burns and electrical shocks every year from tampering with electrical outlets, child proof outlet installation is an essential, simple, and permanent solution for these types of accidents.

At Mr. Electric of Northwest Houston, our top priority is the safety of our customers and their families. Our electrical experts have years of experience installing child proof outlets in homes throughout Houston, TX and the surrounding areas, including Tomball, Conroe, The Woodlands, and Spring. The professional installation of child proof electrical outlets is an affordable investment that gives you peace of mind and allows you to provide protection for any children living in or visiting your home. Contact us today to learn more!

Mr. Electric electrician installing a power outlet.

What Are Child Proof Outlets?

While child proof outlets appear nearly identical to standard wall outlets, they’re anything but. Spring-loaded receptacle cover plates protect electrical contacts by preventing the insertion of objects when unequal pressure is applied to the receptacle’s contact points. If you need child proof outlets installed in your home, it’s essential to have a professional electrician complete the service for the most protection, safety, and reliability.

How Can Adults Operate Child Proof Outlets?

Using child proof outlets as an adult is simple. You simply insert a plug into the receptacle and apply equal pressure to both sides simultaneously, as you would normally do.

Common Items Children Insert into Outlets

The team at Mr. Electric of Northwest Houston has heard countless stories about children shoving objects into outlets and getting shocked. Some of the things child proof outlets prevent the insertion of include:

  • Keys
  • Bobby pins
  • Nail files
  • Tools
  • Belt buckles
  • Staples
  • Paperclips
  • Jewelry
  • Plugs
  • Knives and forks
  • And more

Updating Your Home With Child Proof Electrical Outlets

Our licensed electricians perform all our professional services under the strictest, most current electrical code standards. Child proof outlets have been required in all new construction homes since 2008 across the United States. Most child proof outlet installations only cost a few dollars per outlet, and they aren’t much more expensive than installing traditional electrical outlets. If your home isn’t currently equipped with child proof outlets or your current ones need to be updated, we’re here to help the process go smoothly. If you don’t have child proof outlets installed by a licensed electrician, the children in your home could be at risk of the following types of injuries:

  • Electrical burns
  • Electrical shocks
  • Serious and fatal injuries

Are Tamper Resistant Outlets Child Proof?

Unfortunately, it's a myth that tamper-resistant receptacles (TRR) provide the protection that child proof outlets do. Many homeowners think tamper-resistant outlets are "child proof”, but they don’t prevent children from inserting objects into outlets. These types of outlets can reduce the risk of electrical injuries, but they’re not suitable for a home with children present.

Schedule Child Proof Electrical Outlets Installation Today

The electrical experts at Mr. Electric of Northwest Houston have years of experience installing child proof outlets for homeowners throughout Houston, TX and the surrounding areas, including Tomball, Conroe, The Woodlands, and Spring. We’re committed to giving you peace of mind and helping you protect your family against electrical shocks and burns from outlets in your home.

In addition to expertly installing your child proof outlets, our licensed electricians can perform an electrical safety inspection on your residential property to ensure everything’s up to code and your electrical system is in pristine condition. We’re happy to answer any questions, whether you’re curious about our installation process or want an estimate for your child proof outlets installation cost. Contact us today to schedule service or request an estimate!