Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention and Planning for Families

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with focus on fire escape and child safety. Included are home fire statistics, what to do when teaching children about safe escape from a fire in the home, as well as safety tips, like the importance of smoke alarms and proper use of space heaters and ways to prevent fires with kids in mind. It pays to be prepared when escaping from fire to be sure your kids get out safely, and it pays to show them what to stay away from and to keep our kids safe and free of fire starters. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and parent!

Special Thanks to Pressroom.pella.com, and to Pella Corporation for the article, Pella Windows and Doors Encourages you to “Close the Door on Fire!” 

Electrical Safety: In The Farming Field

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety cautions concerning overhead power lines and avoiding contact when working in the farming fields when using equipment for harvesting. You will learn what to do if you do come in contact with power lines, get tangled up in them, or experience arcing because you’re too close and why. Tips are offered to help prevent electrocution when working with farming equipment around power lines and specific ways to avoid contact. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a farmer/worker in the field!

Special Thanks to TheIndependent.com, to NPPD, and to Transmission and Distribution Manager of NPPD, John Humphrey for the article, Electrical Safety Important, Says NPPD. 

Electrical Safety: When Permits Are Required

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety cautions concerning the necessity and possible requirement of a permit to be pulled when you are making any significant structural change to your home, whether adding or moving or renovating. There may be many pitfalls to not pulling a permit, including fines, having to do the work over again and the possibility of lack of insurance coverage. Another issue we see is work being done by an unqualified electrician who doesn’t do the work up to code, which leads to violations and possible fire hazards. Included in this article are Angie’s List Tips that show you what you can do to ensure a proper and safe job well done. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner, no matter what change you make!

Special Thanks to WNDU.com, to Angie’s List and to Terry McFadden for the article, Angie’s List: Permits for Building. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention for the Season

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for fire prevention with the autumn season having begun; there are lots of things you can do as a homeowner to help prevent fires, from dealing with the maintenance of your heating system to maintaining your smoke alarms. It’s important to get your kids on board with fire safety and so they know where to go in case of a fire, as well as day-to-day actions that can go a long way toward prevention of fire. Awareness and action are key to making a difference in being prepared and preventing a crisis before it happens! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to Woodard247.com and to Katie Binkholder for the article, Fall Fire Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Cautions Concerning Illegal Work

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety related current event concerning the fourth conviction of an electrician doing illegal electrical work without a license, which, due to unsafe conditions, brought more expense to the homeowner so that it would be done correctly and safely. It never pays to hire some to do electrical work illegally, which can happen if they are not able to pull a permit for the work being done. Be sure the electrician you hire has a valid electrical license for your safety and for the electrical safety of your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when doing electrical repairs or upgrades to your home. 

Special Thanks to EBMag.com, to 50 Years Electrical Business, to Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario, and to Normand Bretan, General Mangaer of ESA for the article, Willy Miranda convicted for the fourth time for illegal electrical work. 

Electrical Safety: Avoid the Most Common Fire Hazards!

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips on avoiding the most common fire hazards, which include electrical cords and wires that are worn or frayed. Included are use of outlets and power strips when there aren’t enough outlets as well as proper use of appliances to avoid overheating. Also included are the importance of smoke alarms especially since many fires occur at night. You can avoid many of the fire hazards that can occur in the home, especially those that are completely unavoidable with due diligence. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner for fire prevention!

Special Thanks to AZCentral.com, to Fire Inspector, Brian Scholl and to Phoenix Fire Department for the article, Safety Tips: Top Causes of Home Fires. 

Electrical Safety: In The Storm

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to dealing with electrical storms including what to do if you’re in one and how to prepare before it arrives. Whether it’s coming into an area or coming into direct contact with a downed power line or if someone else has, tips provide safe steps. Also covered are issues with flooding, dealing with wet appliances and standing water as well as using portable generators. These tips are offered in a Q & A format for easy reading. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in electrical storms!

Special Thanks to REMC.com, to Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation and to ESFI for the article, Electrical Safety During and After Storms. 

Electrical Safety: Preventative Measures to Halt Fires

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares some fire prevention tips for electrical safety as in preparation for Fire Safety Week. Included are several cautions and tips for proper use and maintenance of smoke alarms, extension cords, space heaters and Christmas lights as well as what to do and NOT to do in case of a kitchen fire when cooking. When we take action to help prevent fires, we can save our lives and our homes. 

Special Thanks to Stalbert.ca and to City of St. Albert for the article, Home Fire Safety. 

Electrical Energy Efficiency in the Kitchen

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares some electrical energy saving tips for cooking in your kitchen. Included are the pros of small appliances, using certain types of cookware, plus other cooking and heating approaches that can help minimize the use of electricity and water and still get the job done. When you make these suggestions part of your daily routine, that will help minimize energy waste and save you money at the same time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and cook! 

Special Thanks to SCE.tumblr.com and to Southern California Edison for the post, 13 Energy Efficient Tips for the Kitchen.

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Tips for Home Improvement

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to improving the outside of your home, including what tools to buy, proper use and maintenance and when to hire an electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to NFPA for the video, NFPA Safety Tips: Outdoor Electrical Safety.