Electrical Safety: Game Time is Safe Time!

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares some electrical safety tips that remind us to stay electrically safe during game time this weekend. Included are tips on the proper use of space heaters to help you stay warm while you’re having fun, the proper use and placement of extension cords to help reduce the risk of fire as well as placement and usage of electrical appliances in the kitchen for your cooking pleasure. Placement of smoke alarms is also mentioned to help alert you in case of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when it’s game time or any time of the year!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for their article, Be a Champion for Safety This Super Bowl Sunday. 

Electrical Safety: Power Line Pointers When Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for the outdoors when around power lines; these tips are focused on kid’s play time activities and what to avoid when playing outdoors. Awareness is key to electrical safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a youngster when playing outdoors, whether alone or with friends!

Special Thanks to Oklahoma Electric Cooperative and to Culver Media for the video, Outdoor Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Winter Activity During and After Storms

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to winter storms and activities and hazards associated with winter weather, both during the storm and afterwards. Included are tips with the proper use of electric snow blowers, portable generators for when the power goes out, as well as what to do when you run into a downed power line, whether on foot or in your vehicle. Storms can create hazardous situations, but when you know what to do to say safe, you’re better prepared. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during winter storms!

Special Thanks to Safety.blr.com for the article, Safety Tips for Winter Storms. 

Electrical Safety: Your Home’s Electrical System

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and information about your home’s electrical system, the electrical safety devices you can have installed in your home to help prevent shock and electrocution, and where these devices are used, including AFCIs and GFCIs. Included are various types of electrical wiring based on the age of your home and when it’s time for an upgrade, if you need one. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your home’s electrical system!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for their video, Home Electrical System Safety.

Electrical Safety: Winter Storm Warnings

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to wintry weather and electrical hazards that can occur during and after a winter weather occurrence. Included are tips concerning downed power lines and how to respond to such an issue, the proper use of portable generators when you experience disrupted power to your home and specific tips on dealing with damaged electrical components post-storm. Don’t be caught off guard in wintry conditions; instead, be prepared! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner in wintry weather! 

Special thanks to ESFI.org for the article, ESFI Warns of Storm-Related Electrical Hazards in Anticipation of Storm Juno.

Electrical Safety: Fire Initiators!

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word in connection with recent fires and what can initiate a fire to begin with so you know what NOT to do in your home. Electrical wiring catching fire can be an initiator, especially if the wiring is older, most times located in the attic. Also, improper use of electrical heaters in the home can cause fire if combustible items are nearby. Location of smoke detectors is crucial so you know for sure that you are protected in case of fire in your home. Take proper precautions to prevent fires in your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as homeowner for fire prevention! 

Special Thanks to Fresnobee.com, to Carmen George, and to Ryan Michaels and the Fresno County Fire Fighters for the article, Electrical Related Fires Damage Three Fresno County Homes. 

Electrical Safety: When Heaters Are Portable

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word about the proper purchase and use of portable heaters to help prevent fires and keep you electrically safe. What you buy and where you put your heaters and how long you leave them on can all indicate the presence of an electrical hazard if not handled properly. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you use a portable electrical heater this winter!

Special Thanks to FEMA for the video: Portable Heater Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Car Accidents with Power Lines


Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety cautionary word concerning the possibility of a downed power line being on or near your car as a result of a car accident. The steps provided will help you stay safe in the event you are dealing with a downed power line. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you drive!

Special Thanks to Sask Power for the video, Auto Accidents and Electrical Safety.

Electrical Safety: Cord Cautions for Kids

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word for kids in regard to electrical power cords and how to handle them appropriately and safely no matter where you are in your house, whether it’s overloading the outlet or how to unplug a device. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a child when you handle electrical items in your home! 

Special Thanks to Mississippi Power for the Video, Electrical Safety for Kids: “Be Cool with Chords.” 

Electrical Safety: Heater Usage for Fire Prevention

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a recent electrical fire prompted by a space heater as well as electrical safety tips in regards to proper usage of electrical space heaters to help prevent fires. Included are what type to purchase, where to position them, what to avoid when they are being used, and when to shut them off. Also included is a tips on where to have smoke alarms installed in your home to alert you to fires if they are to occur so you can get out safely. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner in your use of electrical space heaters so you can be protected!

Special Thanks to KSLA.com and the KSLA Staff as well as the Shreveport Fire Department for the article, SFD: Electrical Heaters Sparked Fire in Cedar Grove.