Slide background
Tamper Resistant Receptacles Save Kids
1000 characters left

Tamper Resistant Receptacles Save Kids

Get ready for baby!

You've spent months preparing for the arrival of your pride and joy. You have the car seat installed, the crib set up and you're pretty sure you've covered all the advice you're read in countless parenting books and blogs. You. are. READY. Well, as ready as you're ever going to be!

Many new parents choose to wait until their new arrival is closer to crawling to begin the child-proofing process. We urge you NOT to wait. Once a new baby enters the home, your routines are off, sleep is rare, and things keep piling up on the to-do list. The days begin to blend together and before you know it, your baby is walking and exploring! Please do as much baby proofing as you can BEFORE baby arrives. We recommend installing Tamper Resistant Receptacles in your home. They are also known as TRRs.

What are Tamper Resistant Receptacles?

These receptacles look like normal outlets. The major difference is that TRRs have a built-in shutter system that prevents foreign objects from being inserted. As babies turn into youngsters, their curiosity is at an all-time high. Since they are mostly non-verbal, the only way they 'know' how to learn is by DOING. This includes putting things where they shouldn't, including electrical outlets. For about an additional 50 cents to $2, Tamper Resistant Receptacles can save your child's life. They are not a special order item. They can easily be found at any local supply store.

TRRs have been proven so effective at electrocution prevention, that the National Electric Code now REQUIRES them to be installed in all new home construction.

TRRs statistics

The Electrical Safety Foundation International is a wonderful resource to learn more about electrical safety for your home. They've provided the following statistics that explain the importance of including these receptacles in your baby-proofing plans:
  •  Each year 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns resulting from inserting objects into the slots of electrical receptacles.  That’s nearly seven children a day.
  • It is estimated that 6-12 child fatalities result from children tampering with electrical receptacles.
  • Installing a TRR in a newly constructed home is only about 50 cents more than a traditional receptacle.
  • Existing homes can be retrofitted with TRRs for as little as $2.00 per outlet.
tamper-resistant-receptacles-facts Learn more about TRRs - Click the image to enlarge

We can help

We can help you with the arrival of your little new one. Please call 860-228-1036 and one of our electrical professionals will make sure every outlet is replaced with Tamper Resistant Receptacles. Safety is our top concern so you will have the peace of mind that your family is safe. It will also be one more thing off your to do list...so you can use that time to catch up on sleep!!

 

Rapid Response 24 Hours, 7 Days

When you need an emergency plumbing, heating and electrical, you can count on Rapid Service. With teams in multiple locations, we can be at your door fast. Call Rapid Service To
860-337-7099

Depend On Rapid Service Today

Rapid Service has been trusted in thousands of homes for over 30 years. Enjoy our friendly service today.

Schedule a Service Now!

Why Choose Rapid Service

When you need a plumber, electrician or boiler technician in Connecticut, choose Rapid Service and experience their First Class customer care. Providing a red carpet service since 1987.

UP-FRONT PRICING

We will provide you with the full cost up-front - for your ease of mind.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

We all expect to be treated with respect when someone visits our home, whether they're a guest or a trades-person.

CLEAN AND TIDY

We'll use our red carpet mats to cover work areas so any mess is contained and kept to a minimum.

RAPID, ON-TIME SERVICE

We have teams on-call across Connecticut in fully stocked vehicles with spare parts and tools to perform emergency repairs day or night, 24/7, 365 days per year.

FULLY EQUIPPED VEHICLES

We drive vehicles fully equipped with the necessary tools and spare parts to attend to your repair or service on arrival and FAST!

RED CARPET SERVICE SINCE 1987!

We've been providing a red carpet service since we opened our doors in 1987. Read what people say about us here.

Delighting Customers Every Day

  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

    S. Bombria

    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

    Anthony Power
  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

    Sue Rissanen

    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

    Lisa M.
  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

    Kevin S.
  • Great work on replacing my well water tank, Andy. You have been giving us highly competent, clean, and courteous service for the past 28 years. You're the best!"

    Gerald Baril

    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

    Curt F. Beck
Read all 5 Star Reviews!
Rapid, On-Time

Rapid, On-Time

Our teams are available around the clock 24/7. At your location FAST.

Same Day Service

Same Day Service

We appreciate your time is valuable, and won't keep you waiting.

Tidy Technicians

Tidy Technicians

Your technician will use our red carpet mats to cover work areas. We also clean up before leaving.

Friendly Service

Friendly Service

Our technicians will treat you with care and respect, providing you a customer service you'll enjoy.