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How to Baby-Proof Your Outlets

A toddler's hand reaching for an electrical outlet

Baby-Proof Your Electrical Outlets

Do you have little ones running around your house? If so, it is essential to baby-proof your home's outlets. Thousands of infants and toddlers are injured each year from sticking their fingers into outlets, inserting objects, and getting tangled in electrical cords.

This blog post will discuss some of the best ways to baby-proof your outlets. We will also recommend some of Zar's outlet services that can help keep your family safe.

Why Baby-Proof?

Parents should be aware of the dangers that electrical outlets present to young children. Kids can hurt themselves by touching electrical outlets, and it's important to take steps to prevent this from happening.

Electrical outlets are a common source of injury for young children, as they can easily poke their hand into an outlet and receive a severe shock.

Outlet Covers: Easy and Effective

One way to help keep your child safe is to install safety covers on all of your home's electrical outlets. These covers prevent kids from being able to reach in and touch the electrical wiring. Another way to protect your little ones is by keeping all cords and wires out of reach. If you can't move cords, ensure they are secure with cord protectors or other similar devices.

Types of Outlet Covers

There are a few different outlet covers you might find in your home. The most common is the plastic cover that snaps over the outlet. These are often white or ivory to match your existing plates and can be found fairly inexpensively at local hardware stores.

Another option is the screw-on plate, which has a metal frame and secures onto the outlet itself. This type is less common but can be more secure than the snap-on variety.

Finally, plug-in covers fit over the plug itself and block access to the electrical contacts. These are ideal for young children or pets who might try to chew on the cords plugged into the outlets. Whichever type of cover you choose, make sure it fits snugly so that children can't easily remove them.

Gettin' the Job Done Right

There are several outlets services available that can help make your home safe for children and adults alike. Contact the Zar Electric team today at (919) 200-6551 for all your home electrical needs. We would be happy to help!