Electrical Safety for Children

If you have little ones running around your house, you most likely experience the crippling worry of everything that could hurt them within your house. One of the main ways children can be injured at home is improper electrical safety. 

Keep Your Children Safe at Home

To better childproof your home and set your mind at ease, follow these electrical safety tips: 

  1. Get regular checks. Sometimes hazards in your home are not always apparent to an untrained eye. Having a professional come to your house regularly to perform electrical checks is a good idea. 
  2. Don’t have exposed cords. Despite living in a reality where cords and plugs are everywhere, it is important to keep them out of sight as much as possible. In addition to them being tempting objects to play with, children can also trip over them, increasing the risk of injury. Instead, keep cords hidden safely behind furniture, or purchase a device that will allow you to hide the cords. 
  3. Childproof your outlets. Placing a tamper-resistant receptacle in your outlets can protect your children from getting shocked if they put their fingers in the outlet. With some varieties, you can still plug your devices in with enough pressure.
  4. Replace old wiring. It is important always to keep track of how old your wiring is. Old wiring can become a fire hazard. Typically, wiring lasts between 50-70 years before needing a replacement. 
  5. Unplug electronics when they’re not in use. It saves you money to unplug your devices when they are not in use, and it can also help you protect your little family members from getting shocked. Store any electronics out of sight if you aren’t using them is also a good idea.  

Get in Touch With Us for the Electrical Support You Need

Need help replacing old wires or updating the electrical in your home? Contact us at Winters Electric today! 

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