Electrical Safety: Warning from an Electrocution Survivor

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrocution survivor’s story, where he shares what he was doing and how he came in contact with high voltage, how it damaged his body, what surgeries he had and how his life has been changed as a result of his injuries. His story is a word of warning to anyone who is at risk for an electrical injury. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart no matter where you are to help reduce the possibility of electric shock or even fatality! 

Special Thanks to BC Hydro for the video, Eric’s Story: Surviving an Electrical Accident. 

Electrical Safety: An Electrical Shock Survivor’s Story

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an inspiring electrical shock survivor story that emphasizes the need for safety precautions on the job and especially around power lines and what can happen if there’s contact. There are several segments on the video from hospital images that are a bit graphic with the reconstructive surgeries Curtis Weber had to help him recover and be able to function and live life. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart no matter where  you work and be especially cautious around power lines! 

Special Thanks to Rasi SafetyTV for the video, Electrical Safety-Curtis Weber Story. 

Electrical Safety: On the Homefront

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety warning word concerning working on the electrical system of your house, no matter what your task. Shared are the two steps necessary to prevent electrical shock and/or an electrical fatality to keep you safe! Always proceed with extreme caution with dealing with electricity. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to PPL Electric Utilities for the video, Electrical Safety: Home Electricity Danger. 

Electrical Safety: Flood Facts

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on flooding and the electrical hazards that may be present as a result of electricity and water being present together. Included are electrical statistics in connection with electrical flood water hazards and where dangers can occur. Also mentioned are active cautions you can take with utilities, power lines, and appliances. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when dealing with flooding!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for their article and download, Flood Safety: High Water, High Stakes. 

Electrical Safety: Tamper Resistant for Shock Prevention!

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information about the fabulous tamper resistant receptacle, the perfect solution for shock prevention, especially for kid’s safety! Included are electrical accidents statistics with children and how they often get hurt with unprotected outlets. Also included are the internal structure of a tamper resistant receptacle (TRR) and how they work to keep your kids and anyone else safe from electric shock. Also mentioned is the code requirements with the NEC concerning the installation of TRRs. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and parent of young children!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for their information on Tamper Resistant Receptacles. 

Electrical Safety: For Outdoor Activities

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on engaging activities in the summertime. Included are tips for safety around power lines, especially in regards to installation of outdoor equipment. Also mentioned is outlet safety and the importance of GFCIs. Also types of extension cords for proper use and use of generators while staying electrically safe. Make your summer time activities safe and enjoy your time outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner in the summertime. 

Special Thanks to HeraldExtra.com, to Mike Felice, Safety Director of Rocky Mountain Power and to Rocky Mountain Power for the article, Rocky Mountain Power Urges Electrical Safety in Summer Activities. 

Electrical Safety: Switching Savvy

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips concerning when you watch to switch to a new light switch and being sure that what you want to have installed is compatible with your home’s electrical system. Included are electrical hazard possibilities to be aware of that would require repair to avoid a fire hazard. Also mentioned are the advantages and benefits of dimmers, remote control usage and timers for the lighting in your home. Always enquire of a licensed electrician when making any type of change in your home’s electrical system to be sure the work is done properly and safely. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for their article, Switch to Safety. 

 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Fire Prevention

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips to help prevent fires in your home. Included are electric-based fatality statistics from home fires. Also mentioned are the importance of smoke alarms, proper use of appliances, including portable space heaters, and proper maintenance of electric-based equipment in your home. Also included are tips for proper use of outlets and extension cords to help prevent overheating which can lead to fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires where you live!

Special Thanks to CapitalTriStateAdvantage.com and Matt Rafferty for the article, Home Fire Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Surge Protection

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on surge protection for your home and business. Provided are details on what a power surge actually is and what causes it as well as the damage that can occur to electrical equipment when one occurs. Also shared are recommended surge protection devices as well as clarifying what they do not do and the difference between surge protectors and power strips. It’s important to know just what certain electrical devices do so you know whether or not you are protected. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and business owner as you keep your equipment protected!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article, Surge and Protect. 

Electrical Safety: Backyard Hazards to Avoid

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and electrical hazards to avoid when outdoors in your backyard. Included are tips for around the swimming pool, with a focus on electrical equipment and how to avoid electrical shock. Also included are tips for working around power lines and avoiding electrical shock with ladder use. Proper use of outdoor electrical equipment is also mentioned to help you stay shock free and maintain what you have so it lasts longer. Awareness of your surroundings and taking precautions when working outdoors can make all the difference in your electrical safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when in your backyard!

Special Thanks to blog.allstate.com and to Pauline Hammerbeck for the article, How to Avoid Electrical Hazards in Your Back Yard.