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Childproof Electrical Receptacles

Most homeowners (especially those that are parents) have seen those little plastic inserts that you install in receptacles to keep your kids or your grandkids safe from electrical shock. They are a great invention, but now they have something even better, which is good because let's face it; children somehow always find the smallest objects on the ground and go straight to the electrical outlets.

The plastic little inserts of yesterday can be somewhat of an annoyance. Any time you want to use an outlet, you have to remove the plastic insert and plug in the desired appliance. When you're done you have to remember to install the plastic insert (if you can even remember where you put it). Sometimes these inserts are hard to get out and they take your fingernails with it.

Lucky for homeowners, someone invented the childproof outlet! These outlets are also known as tamperproof or tamper resistant receptacles. Childproof outlets have a specially designed piece of plastic built directly into the receptacle. Think of them as tiny locked doors. So when a child tries to insert small objects into the slots, they will not be able to. Each slot or door must be pushed in at the exact same time with the same amount of pressure for each slot. So if it's not intended to go in, then it will not go in.

These outlets keep your children safe from electric shock and electrical burn.

Did you know in the United States alone an average of seven children per day are treated from electrical shock or electrical burn caused by tampering with outlets? If you have children or grandchildren, please do not hesitate to give Got Watts Electric™ a call today and we can install childproof outlets in any home in the East Bay Area area.

Please contact Got Watts Electric™ right away at (925) 421-0411 or use our online form to request an appointment to see how our expert residential electricians can help you with childproof receptacles!

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Got Watts Electric & Solar

2250 Commerce Ave C

Concord, CA 94520

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