||03-30-2011 01:54 AM
burning smell from outlet(female knowing nothing about electrical)
i am unsure if i am posting in right section as i am new to this, but am up late unable to sleep because i am freaked out. i noticed a burning smell like plastic melting a few days ago, it went away so i ignored it, now tonight sitting in my living room and smelled it and it got really strong, the only thing in the outlet where the smell was coming from was baby proof plug ins. so i took them out. took off plate of outlet didnt look like anything was burning. but i still can smell it , its really strong. i just turned off my breaker for the living room where that outlet runs to, am i safe until tomorrow to get an electrician here since i turned the breaker off? or do i need to call someone immediately? some please respond asap.its just me and my two children in my home and am scared to go to bed now.