Electrical Safety: Vehicle Accident Cautions

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and cautions concerning car accidents and power lines and how to stay safe if you’re in one. Included are tips with whether to stay or drive away and when it’s safe to do so as well as specific steps on how to exit a vehicle with a down power line involved to avoid electrocution. Tips are specific to where you are in relation to the vehicle so you can know exactly what to do no matter where you are so avoid hazards and shocks and so others can too. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your car when dealing with power lines!

Special Thanks to BCHydro.com for their article, Motor Vehicle Accidents involving power lines. 

Electrical Safety: Awareness of Fire Hazards

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and electrical fire statistics showing what kind of electrical hazards you can avoid to reduce the number of electrical fires and fatalities. Included are some common electrical fire hazards with extension cords, appliances, outlets so you know what not to do in your home. Also included are specific fire hazards that may be occurring your home that warn of a need of repair by a licensed electrician. Encouraged are ways you can properly maintain your home’s electrical system to help avoid overload which can lead to fires and fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to Capecod.com and to Massachusetts State Fire Marshall, Stephen D. Coan, for the article, May is Electrical Safety Month-Electrical Fires leading cause of fire deaths in 2014. 

Electrical Safety: For You and Your Kids

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on keeping your children safe from electrical shocks associated with access to outlets and other electrical devices. Included are information about Tamper Resistant Receptacles as well as the importance of smoke alarms, types available and where to install them and how to keep them maintained. Also included are maintenance tips for other electrical-based equipment in the home to prevent fire and shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and parent to keep your kids safe!

Special Thanks to Hutchnews.com, to ESFI, and to North American Precis Syndicate, Inc for the article, Protect Your Family 3 Ways. 

Electrical Safety: Working Hazards Around Power Lines

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with focus on working outdoors around power lines and what to do to avoid electrical hazards. Included are several outdoor hazards to be aware of, especially when using ladders, long tools and machinery as well as when you dig for any reason. When you work outdoors while enjoying spring time weather, it pays to be aware just by looking up, to be sure you know where power lines are located to avoid fatal contact. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you work outdoors in your neighborhood!

Special Thanks to BooneCountryConnection.com, to Safe Electricity.org and Cuivre River Safety Coordinator, Doug Bagby and Cuivre River Electrical Cooperative for the article, Be Safe with Electricity This spring. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazards in Your Home’s Wiring

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information and tips in regards to older wiring in older homes as well as electrical equipment and devices that can help prevent the possibility of fires such as AFCIs, GFCIs and Tamper Resistant Outlets. Included are electrical fires statistics and the causes of those fires and steps we can take as homeowners to ensure a safer electrical system behind the walls in our abodes. Also included are ways to stay safe when doing electrical repairs. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as homeowners by keeping your home’s electrical system up to date!

Special Thanks to Columbian.com and to Clark Public Utilities for the article, Energy Adviser: Beware of Faulty Wiring in the Home.

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Electrical Safety: Power Line Dangers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with an emphasis on the dangers of overhead power lines and the potential for coming into contact with them, either based on outdoor activities such as tree trimming or kite flying or when the lines are down as a result of a car accident or damaging storm. Included are tips on what do in the event you come into contact with a power line or if someone else does. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart around power lines and STAY AWARE!

Special Thanks to Southern California Edison for the video, Safety Around Electricity. 

 

Electrical Safety: Smoke Alarms and Fire Escapes

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and smoke alarm savvy and fire escape plans so you’re prepared in the event of a fire in your home. It’s important to maintain your fire/smoke alarms and be sure they are in working order. P. U. Plug shows the kids the way to safety with smoke alarms, where to place them in your home, and how to conduct a fire drill so everyone knows how to get out of the house and outdoors safely and get the help needed to get that fire out! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Kids!

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the video, P.I. Plug’s Smoke Alarm Safety Video. 

Electrical Safety: Avoid Electrical Fires!

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word in regards to possible overload of electrical systems in your home that can lead to electrical fires. Emphasized are the dangers associated with electrical fires with local electrical fires statistics. Also included are warning signs with appliances, breakers and outlets that show the possibility of an electrical fires waiting to happen. Pay close attention to your electrical usage so you know you’re not overloading your home’s electrical system which can lead to electrical fires, fatalities, and loss of possessions. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to WHSV.com, to Isabel Rosales and to Assistant Fire Marshall of Rockingham County, VA, Joe Mullens for the article, Ways to Reduce Danger From Electrical Fires. 

Electrical Safety: The Importance of Smoke Alarms

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an important electrical safety word in regards to the importance of working smoke alarms in your home and how they can help save lives in the event of a fire. Included are statistics of fatalities in homes with no working smoke alarms. Also explained are the different types of smoke alarms and where they should be placed for maximum protection. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and be sure your home has working smoke alarms to save lives!

Special Thanks to ESFI for the video, Smoke Alarm Virtual Demonstration. 

Electrical Safety: Focus on Upgrading Older Homes

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a focus on older homes and the changes needed to those home in order to accommodate today’s use of electrical based equipment we use every day. Resources offer information on why it’s important to make necessary upgrades to our older home’s electrical systems to help prevent fires associated with overheating and with inadequate systems to keep things in proper working order. Older homes purchased in today’s market can be a fire hazard if not upgraded to today’s electrical standards, so if you are purchasing an older home, this resource will be invaluable to you. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Benzinga.com and to ESFI for the article, Electrical Safety Foundation International Launches 2015 National Electrical Safety Month Resources.