Electrical Safety: In the Office

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with focus on safety in your office to help avoid electrical shock and electrical fires. Included are tips for proper use and maintenance of appliances, specific tips on proper types of outlets, and proper installation and use of extension cords. If you don’t use these electrical items properly, it can be a set up for electrical hazards that can lead to electrical fires and you might get shocked! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your office!

Special Thanks to SafetyandHealthMagazine.com and to Georgia Institute of Technology for the article, Workplace Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Lights for Your Holiday

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and fire prevention tips with a focus on your holiday decorating to help you avoid electrical hazards and prevention electrical fires. Included are electrical fire and fatality statistics, tips about LED lights and their advantages, specifics on ladder safety when decorating outdoors, proper use of lights once they’ve been installed, as well as candle safety to help prevent fires. When we take the extra precautions necessary to stay safe as we celebrate the holiday with a bit of festive color, we can safe ourselves the hazards that can present themselves without those precautions. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart so we can keep our holidays bright! 

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article, The Right Light: Holiday Lighting Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Holiday Decorating

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and electric shock survivor story all connected with decorating for the holidays and what you should avoid to keep your holidays bright and safe! Included are tips for decorating with holiday lights in the outdoors and what you should avoid concerning power lines, plus tips for when the best time to decorate would be to help you avoid electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when decorating for the holiday both indoors and outdoors!

Special Thanks to PressReleaseRocket.net, to Safe Electricity and to Shawn Miller, for the article, Safe Electricity and Survivor of Holiday Lighting Accident Share Life-Saving Safety Lessons. 

Electrical Safety: The Importance of Dock Inspections

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety warning concerning the issue of dock safety and electric shock drowning and the absolute importance of electrical inspections of docks to help prevent the leakage of electrical current in the water so help protect swimmers. Included are interviews with a family who has suffered the tragic loss of children who drowned due to electrical current in the water. Also interviewed are real estate agents and their process in selling a home that includes a dock for the security of electrical safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart if you own a dock to ensure the safety of swimmers and have them electrically inspected. 

Special Thanks to Lakenewsonline.com, to Dan Field and those who he interviewed for the article, Tragic Electric-Shock Drowning Spur Debate About Dock Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Question the Insulating Factor

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information that gives a clear understanding concerning what protects or insulates you from electrical shock and what doesn’t. Included are information about rubber gloves, rubber tires, and most specifically, power lines, whether up on a pole or on the ground. The more you know about what protects you from electrical shock and what doesn’t, the better you can be prepared and not assume protection where there is none. Know the insulating factor now. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when it comes to protecting yourself from electrical shock! 

Special Thanks to Machinedesign.com and to Stephen Mraz for the article, 6 Dangerous Myths About  Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Tips and Ideas for Holiday Decorating

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and holiday decorating tips to help prevent fires and electric shock. As you create a festive atmosphere in your home, be sure to follow the tips and safety precautions provided concerning holiday lights, including proper purchase, installation and maintenance to guard against fire and shock. Also consider your use of extension cords and be sure your use the right kind in the right place. The last thing you want is your decorations and cords overheating. See tips for how to avoid this. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you decorate for the holidays!

Special Thanks to Indeonline.com, to ESFI and to Christina McCune, for the article, Deck the Halls: 3 Things to Know About Decorating This Season. 

Electrical Safety: Winter Warning with Heat Sources

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire safety tips to help prevent fires this winter and special warning about what NOT to do so you don’t find yourself with a fire you don’t want. Included are tips about dealing with fire starters-anything that burns-around heat sources. Also mentioned are proper use of appliances, outlets (to prevent overload which can cause a fire), extension cords and, of course, space heaters, which are in active use at this time of year. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with use of heating sources in your home this winter!

Special Thanks to Fox19.com, to Jordan Vilines, and to Steve Conn, Colerain Township Battalion Chief, for the article, Safety Tips for Heating Your Home As The Weather Gets Colder. 

Electrical Safety: Holiday Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with focus on the hazards of holiday decorating and how you can avoid electrical shock and fires. Included are avoiding counterfeit decorations, safe outdoor ladder use, correct decor purchase based on environment as well as proper maintenance of what you use. When we take the time to be mindful of what we buy, how we use it and how we maintain our decorations and holiday installations, we can help avoid those holiday hazards for a Happy Holiday indeed! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you decorate and ENJOY!

Special thanks to Northumberlandview.ca and to Electrical Safety Authority for the article, Homeview: Is Electrical Safety at the top of your list? 

Electrical Safety: In Your Shop

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on shock prevention in your workshop. Included are tips with the advantages of installing GFCIs, proper purchase and maintenance of electrical cords as well as addressing the issue of metal as a conductor and what to do to avoid electrical shock in association with this. It pays to prevent the possibility of electrical shock when you can take action immediately. Be aware of the hazards that may be present. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your workshop!

Special Thanks to BobVila.com and Bob Vila Radio for the article, Prevent Electrical Shocks in Your Workshop. 

Electrical Safety: Prevent Holiday Hazards

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for fire prevention with a focus on the holidays and all that goes with them. It’s easy to overlook those holiday hazards when we’re in the midst of preparing and decorating and the like. Included are tips to help prevent fires with holiday decorations, with cooking, with the proper use of extension cords as well as space heaters that come in handy when it’s chilly outside. Then there’s the all-lovely Christmas tree and the hazards that can present themselves if not cared for properly. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday season to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to ESFI for the Holiday article and PDF, Prevention-It’s the Gift hat Keeps on Giving.