Outlets & Specialty Receptacles
A receptacle or outlet is an electrical fitting that is linked to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert. Having enough electrical receptacles allow easy access to electricity. Circuit overloads happen mainly when more power is drawn than the outlet's capability can manage. Over time existing receptacles can also become impaired or deteriorate from frequent use, creating the potential for electrical fire or shock. Electrical outlets are implicated in 5,300 fires yearly, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
There are a variety of types of specialty receptacles for different home uses. Thomas Edison Electric will help with however many and whichever kind of specialty receptacles your home requires. From rotating outlets to combination and switch receptacles, floor outlets, recessed outlets, duplex wall outlets, childproof receptacles, ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, among others ---Thomas Edison Electric has your outlets covered. If you have young children in your home, tamper-resistant or childproof outlets are the way to go.
In the U.S., an average of seven children per day are treated in emergency rooms for injuries due to inappropriate contact with electrical outlets. These injuries are caused when such common objects as keys and paperclips are inserted into outlets, resulting in burns and other injuries. By installing tamper-resistant receptacles or child safety outlets with automatic shutters, inappropriate objects are blocked.
Childproof outlets have been so successful at preventing injuries that the 2008 National Electrical Code requires them to be installed in all new homes. If you live in an older home, you can become code compliant by calling Thomas Edison Electric to safeguard your family.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlets save lives in spaces where electrical products may come into contact with water, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoors.