Children are very curious, and they will explore things that could get them into trouble. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of things that could prove dangerous to young children inside your home, even when you try your best to keep them safe. Electricity can be deadly if you aren’t careful, and wall receptacles can be very intriguing to a child that has seen them used by you for a variety of tasks. It doesn’t take them long to figure out that there are items that can fit into a receptacle. How do you keep this from becoming a hazard?
Using plastic caps on your outlet is not an ideal solution, because these can easily be pried off by an insistent child. A better alternative is to have an electrician install tamper resistant receptacles. These receptacles are made in such a way that you can’t insert anything into them unless even pressure is applied on both sides of the receptacle. This is a good way to get peace of mind in one area of your home.