Access to electricity is one of the most fundamental parts of our modern day lives. Directly and indirectly, we use electricity nearly every minute of our lives, in fact you are using electricity right now while reading this post. An important and unfortunate fact is that electricity can also be dangerous and not childproofing plugs leaves your children at an unnecessary risk of electrocution.
There are numerous accidents involving electrical shock and fires each and every year. When you factor your kids into the equation, things can get very scary!
At MDC Electric, the only thing more important to us than offering exceptional service is the absolute safety of our clients and their families, especially their children. Your family is our family, and we want to do everything in our power to keep you safe and danger-free!
Why Childproofing Plugs Is Important
It’s a fact of life that children are extremely curious. Right from birth, kids are learning and growing at an exceptionally rapid rate due to their innate curiosity. This is why teaching safety is a serious matter and should be pursued in-depth for children of all ages.
You can’t risk kids learning by example with electric shock! An incident with an outlet isn’t as mild as dealing with an angry cat. This is why childproofing plugs and taking steps to protect your family is so important.
How Do I Childproof My Outlets?
Your toddler or infant is seeing a much different world than you are. It can be hard to see the dangers they face from adult height. Take note of accessible receptacles and determine the best method of removing the danger.
Tamper resistant (TR) outlets are not only an Ontario Electrical Safety Code requirement as of 2009, but these outlets also provide a layer of defense against unwanted use by children. Also, be sure to have these installed by a licensed electrical contractor. Even those little plastic plug covers are decent, but the trouble is many parents forget to reinsert them after use, and while they’re lying around they present a choking hazard.
For the best solution, look into having TR (Tamper Resistant) outlets installed by a licensed and insured electrical contractor. This is a permanent solution for childproofing plugs, and very effective at keeping your little ones safe and away from harmful electrical accidents.
Why Choose MDC Electric for Your York Region and Barrie Residential Electrical Needs?
MDC Electric is a family owned and operated business serving the Newmarket, Aurora, Barrie and surrounding communities. Friendly and knowledgeable, we install, repair, and perform regular maintenance check-ups throughout York Region, Barrie and surrounding areas.
When you need an electrician in your home, let our family help yours! We provide a variety of in-home electrical services, including installations, repair, and routine maintenance. Not only do we offer high-quality installs, we’ll also make sure your equipment continues to work efficiently and safely.