Fire Prevention: Smoke Alarm Analysis

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares important electrical safety information on smoke alarms including what types are available, how often to test them, and what NOT to do if one activates. Smoke alarms are essential in the home to help alert homeowners to possibility of fire and for prevention of lost life; be sure to have them and maintain them as is needed. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Cannonfireandsafety.ie, to Cannon Fire Safety Group and to Angelica for the article, Did You Test Your Smoke Alarm?

Fire Prevention: Space Heater Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a fire fatality news story in regards to an unattended space heater leading to the death of five children. You can avoid possibility of fire from your usage of space heaters by following the provided guidelines that will hep you Stay In The Know as a homeowner. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart no matter what products you are using!

Special Thanks to Myfoxtwincities.com, to Tom Lyden and to Shelby Capacio for the article and video, Unattended Space Heater Probably Caused Colfax Ave. Duplex Fire.

Electrical Safety: Fire Starters and How to Prevent Them

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares fire starters and ways to prevent fires this winter with a focus on carbon monoxide issues, heating equipment and cooking situations including tip and fact sheets to keep you IN THE KNOW as a homeowner so you can take action where necessary. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this winter!

Special Thanks to NFPA.org and to Ben Evarts of NFPA for the video on carbon monoxide and for the article, Put a Freeze on Winter Fires.

No Fires for Your Family!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares some essential fire prevention tips with a focus on preparing an escape from a fire when there is one, cooking safety practices, smoke alarm essentials and reminders to keep flammables away from heat sources. Being aware of what is needed and what is harmful or hazardous in your home can help save lives! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart to prevent fires in your home!

Special Thanks to RedCross.org for the article, Home Fire Safety.

Energy Efficiency Choices for Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares choices you have as a homeowner to help save you money and energy, whether it’s the type of thermostat you use, the appliances you purchase or the lighting you use in each room. Being aware of ways to save energy and money can give you incentive to be Smart and Safe at the same time as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Energy.gov and to Rebecca Matulka for the article, Resolve to Save Energy This Year.

Electrical Safety: Old Wiring Isn’t Good Wiring

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a fire hazard waiting to happen as we focus on the issue of older wiring (prior to 1980) that you may not be aware that you have in your home since it’s hidden behind the walls. Rewiring can be costly, but is well worth it to get your home up to code for prevention of fire which can save your life! Be SMART and Stay Electrically Safe as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Erietvnews.com and to DeeDee Sun for the article, Old Wiring: the Fire Risk that Hides in Homes.

Testing, Testing for Electrical Safety!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety test for your home’s AFCIs; this test shows the simple step by step process of checking your AFCI breakers to be sure they are tripping the way they should. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart (IN THE KNOW) as a homeowner to help prevent hazards and problems with your electrical system.

Special Thanks to ESFI for this information on How to Test an AFCI.

Electrical Safety Check to Curb Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a list of tips and electrical hazards to keep an eye out for with a focus on the symptoms of hazards with wiring, outlets, switch plates and electrical cords, all with the goal of electrical safety and fire prevention in your home. Staying aware of what could be a hazard can help prevent hazards from developing in the first place. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article, How to Conduct a Basic Home Electrical Safety Check.

Electrical Safety: Do YOU DIY?

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares some statistics concerning homeowners attempting to do electrical repair work which often either ends up needing to be repaired by a licensed electrician or can lead to expensive damage or even fire risk. When you weigh the options, you’re better off choosing the safest route to electrically repairing or maintaining your home by hiring a licensed electrician from the start. Stay Electrically Safe and Aware of what is wise versus unsafe as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to HVNPlus.co.uk for the the article, Survey reveals top DIY Electrical mistakes.

Electrical Safety with AFCIs

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical information about those protective AFCIs with a focused explanation of what they are, when they are required, what an arc is and what circumstances may initiate one such as extension cords, appliance cords and loose connections that you want to avoid. Stay Electrically Safe and IN THE KNOW as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Nachi.org and to Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard for the article on Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters.