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Child Proofing Electrical Outlets Charlotte, NC

Children are born with natural curiosity that helps them learn about the world around them. Yet when it comes to electrical outlets, that curiosity can turn deadly. It only takes a few moments for a curious child’s exploration to turn into a serious electrical accident. By calling LiveWire Electrical, you can limit this risk and help protect your children, and your home, with child proof outlets.
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Electrical Injury Is a Real Risk

Every year, over 2,400 kids will be injured because they placed a metal object into an electrical outlet. Over 95 percent of those injuries are burns. Burns can be quite severe, and they all cause tremendous pain.

Of course, you may be thinking that this will not happen in your house because you are on alert and constantly monitoring your children. Unfortunately, about 70 percent of these injuries occur when an adult is supervising the child. Children are fast, and you only have to turn your back for a second for an accident to occur.

So, what is the solution? The solution is childproof outlets.

Understanding Childproof Outlets

Childproof outlets are outlets designed to be safe for children. Unlike plastic plugs that may or may not be returned when you are done using an outlet and can be a choking hazard, childproof outlets are always safe when they are not in use. These outlets have sliding access that slides away, out of place, when the outlet is not in use. The moment the item is unplugged from the outlet, it becomes tamper-proof again.

Tamper resistant or childproof outlets are quite successful at preventing injuries. In fact, the most recent building codes now require them to be used in new houses. If your home has older outlets, you can improve the safety for your family by upgrading, and the LiveWire Electrical team is ready to assist you with that. Contact LiveWire today to discuss your outlets and the need to upgrade to child proof options, and let us help you make your Charlotte area home safe for the entire family.

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