Electrical Safety: Do’s and Don’ts for Prevention of Fire

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an implementable list of do’s and don’ts for electrical safety and prevention of fire. There are actions you can take throughout your home to help prevent fires as well as things you don’t want to do that might instigate a fire unbeknownst to you! What action will you take today to prevent a fire from starting where you live?Awareness of how we can prevent fires in the home is a great way to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to ElectricalSafetyfirst.org.uk for the article, Fire Safety.

Electrical Safety: Ways and Warnings to Prevent Fire and Shock

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares comprehensive coverage of warning signs of possible fire starters in your home such as wrong light bulb wattage, lack of rating on extension cords, and overloaded outlets. Also offered are ways to handle electrical products and prevent shock. The value of AFCIs and GFCIs are explained for prevention of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Mass.gov and to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security of Massachusetts for the article, Electrical Fire Safety.

Electrical Safety: Heighten Awareness of Home Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a brief electrical safety list for homeowners to keep an eye out concerning hazards that can lean to shock and fire, including those that flicker, sizzle, buzz and or spark. These are visible clues that it’s time to have a licensed electrician to eliminate those hazards to prevent fire and fatality for you as a homeowner. Also consider the age of your home and how that can impact more hazardous possibilities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESFI for this article, Home Wiring Safety Tips.

Electrical Safety: The Importance of Permits

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares the importance of following the permit process when you purchase a home to be sure that the electrical system is up to code, which will help in aiding prevention of hazardous conditions you may not be aware of. With inspections, code violations will be detected and repaired for your electrical safety as a homeowner. Also included are situations with your new home that do not require a permit. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a new homeowner!

Special Thanks to Adn.com and to Barbara and Clair Ramsey for the article, Permits help ensure house meets basic standards.

Bill’s POV: Fire Prevention with Mobile Homes

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC focuses on a fire event that includes fatalities that reveals the hazardous situations that can occur in mobile homes, initiating fires that could have been prevented.

Bill says that there is now a way to make mobile homes, which are notorious for electrical fires, much safer electrically. The electrical hazard issue is based on  the fact that for many years they were not required to meet the same strict electrical codes that standard homes were required to meet.

Bill says that installing Arc Fault and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter circuit breakers on all of the circuits of the house will help prevent fires. If there is any potential for a fault, the breaker will trip immediately and eliminate the fire hazard.

In Bill’s opinion, every mobile home built before 1998 should have all of their circuits protected in this manner.  This may well require installing a new panel box which is well worth the money for the safety of the occupants it can provide.

Bill just did this with with a mobile home in the City of Melissa, Texas, which included the repair of a burned up circuit, and even the City Fire Marshall was very pleased with the added protection that was provided for the occupant. Bill also added hard wired smoke detectors with battery backup for further protection.

He says that more cities in Texas are requiring a higher level of electrical upgrades when there is an existing problem that needs to be repaired.

Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner, especially if you are a mobile home owner. It may very well save your life.

Special Thanks to TheRepublic.com and to the Associated Press for this article, Electrical Problem sparked fire at suburban Rochester, NY mobile home; boy, 3 adults died.

Fire Prevention: On The Homefront

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a comprehensive list of possible fire starters in the home including faults in wiring, improper use of appliances and electric blankets. Also shared is the importance of having working smoke alarms and an escape plan in the event of fire. You can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart and in the KNOW as a homeowner for prevention of fire!

Special Thanks to Eugbug.hubpages.com and to NFPA for the article, How to Prevent Fires in the Home.

Electrical Safety: Proper Use of Portable Generators

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares important generator safety tips in regards to installation and usage along with alarming fatality statistics when used improperly in the home. You will learn the importance of a licensed electrician installing your generator for your electrical safety as well as using it once it’s in place in regards to electrical appliance support for when the power goes out in a weather or electrically-related event. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when using generators!

Special Thanks to ESFI for the article, Portable Generator Safety.

Electrical Safety: Spring Cautions for Children

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares some spring safety cautions for kids as they make their way outdoors focusing on the FUN of play, whether it’s in a tree, flying a kite and or some other activity where water is in the mix. These guidelines will help keep parents in the know regarding electrical equipment and what to have their kids avoid while outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a parent for your kids this spring!

Special Thanks to Safeelectricity.org and to Molly Hall for the article, Spring Into Electrical Safety with Your Children.

Electrical Safety: Homeowner Repair Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety cautions in regards to making home improvement, renovations or repairs and the importance of hiring a licensed electrical contractor, having a proper permit and electrical inspection for the purpose of electrical safety and insurance protection. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this Spring as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESA (Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario) for the article, Getting Ready to Start Spring Renovations? Make Sure Electrical Work is Legal and Done Right!

Electrical Safety: Heater Habits for the Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares this electrical safety video with a focus on the use of space heaters to help prevent fires in the home. Watch this demonstration and you’ll have some easy clues to discern how to handle your heaters and enjoy their function in a safe environment. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this winter with your space heater usage.

Special Thanks to NFPA and to Sharon Gamache for this video, Safety Tips: Space Heaters.