Every home is going to have 3-4 electrical outlets, usually one on each wall. If you have young children in your home, it is extremely important to be proactive and protect your outlets with the right types of outlet covers to ensure there are no injuries. Surprisingly, the National Fire Protection Agency states that nearly 2,400 children get electrical shocks or severe burns every year. There are about a dozen fatalities each year. Proof enough that you need to invest your time and money to ensure your home is adequately protected for your family.
Safe plates, are another name for child proof outlet covers. They go on top of your outlets and are screwed in. There is a spring-loaded plastic shroud that keeps your kids from being able to put their fingers in the outlet.
TRRs are "tamper resistant receptacles." They actually look just like normal, everyday outlets but are spring-loaded plates that, when you apply the same amount of pressure on both sides, it allows you to open the outlet cover. A great solution that children will likely not figure out.
Rotating outlets are regular outlets that can spin 360 degrees, forcing you to have to line up the plug with the receptacle, making it very difficult for children to get their fingers in the outlet.c
Electrical safety is extremely important and something we must always be proactive about. If you are not comfortable installing new outlets or new assistance with your electrical wiring and live in the Albany consider calling McCauley Electrical today.