As a parent, one of your top priorities is to keep your child safe. With this in mind, it’s essential that you do all you can to prevent accidents in your home. This is especially true for anything that uses electricity. The residential electrical contractors at Polk Electric in Rock Hill, SC value your child’s safety, too. Here are three important indoor electrical safety tips for children that you should always keep in mind:

  1. Teach them about electrical safety – When your child is old enough to understand basic rules, make sure you take the time to teach them about electrical safety. Try to explain the dangers without scaring them. Tell them to never stick their fingers into electrical sockets. Teach them to not pull on cords and to keep electrical appliances and cords away from water. Also, teach them to not use electrical appliances when wet and to tell an adult immediately if they see a damaged wire or cord.
  2. Keep an eye on your little ones – Unfortunately, it’s hard to teach babies and toddlers about electrical safety. With this in mind, always be watchful of your child as they move around the house. Especially be sure that your child doesn’t put any cords in his or her mouth or pull on cords and wires.
  3. Lead by example – As with many things, you should practice what you preach. Kids watch everything their parents do and will generally imitate what they see. Try to lead by example by practicing good safety habits.

When you do find an unsafe electrical problem in your home in Rock Hill, Charlotte, and surrounding areas of North and South Carolina, it’s time to contact residential electrical contractors. At Polk Electric, our highly trained residential electricians will provide the electrical repairs you need and offer you solid advice on all aspects of electrical safety.