Electrical Safety: Dangers of Downed Power Lines

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of caution and tips with a special focus on the dangers of downed power lines and what you need to do to avoid electric shock. Included are tips concerning what to do if you encounter a downed power line whether in your car or on foot, such as proper distance, to keep out of harm’s way. Also shared are tips on the best approach toward exiting a downed power line scene whether in the car or on foot to avoid electrical shock. There are some things you may think to do that could result in your own death, so please take proper precautions! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart around downed power lines! 

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article and infographic, Downed Power Line Safety-Downed and Dangerous. 

Electrical Safety: When The Power Lines Are Down

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on outdoor safety when there are downed power lines in your neighborhood. Your safety is imperative when power lines are down and in this important public service announcement, they tell you how far to stay away and how to handle this type of emergency. Prevent electrical shock by keeping your distance from downed power lines. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you’re outdoors and you see downed power lines anywhere you are!

Special Thanks to PPL Electric Utilities for the video, Electrical Safety: Downed Wires. 

Electrical Safety: For the Older Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with special focus on older homes and what you can do to reduce the risk of electrical fire in connection with older electrical systems. Tips include what upgrades you can make and how often to replace electrical components to help reduce the risk of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as the owner of an older home!

Special Thanks to Generation 3 Electric for the video, 4 Tips to Keep Your Older Homes Safe from Common Electrical Problems. 

Electrical Safety: Heating the Right Way

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and cold weather-related tips for your home heating use to help prevent fires and fatalities. Included are electrical and heating related fatality statistics, tips on proper use of heating sources around combustibles, kids’ safety, how not to heat your home, when you need professional installation and when to turn off a space heater. Take special care with how you heat your home and properly maintain your equipment and systems so you can stay warm this winter. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when heating your residence!

Special Thanks to NFPA for the article, Heating Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Does and Don’ts with Generator Use

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on generators, both proper and improper use so you can be safe. Included are generator-related fatality statistics as well as tips on where generators should be placed, using generators properly with appliances and proper fuel handling. During this time of year, generator use is common and the hazards related to improper use are a major source of death, with some related to electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this winter with your generator use!

Special Thanks to AJC.com and to Stephanie Toone for the article, How Not to Use a Generator. 

Electrical Safety: Kids’ Tips for Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on kids whether they are indoors or outdoors. Tips include what not to do with electrical outlets, appliances, bathroom use, and what to do if they need help with something electrical. Also included are tips for playing safely outside with kites and toys and around power lines. Awareness of their surroundings and what can be dangerous for them is a great way to give kids a way to protect themselves from electrical hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Kids, no matter where you are!

Special Thanks to Andrew Jefferys and Everest Electrical for the video, Electrical Safety Kids.

Electrical Safety: Power Line Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips especially focused on downed power lines with car accidents. In this dramatization, it shows you the best thing to do if you do end up in a car accident with power lines involved and how to exit your vehicle if it’s necessary to avoid electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a driver!

Special Thanks to Puget Sound Energy for the video, This Might Shock You: Downed Power Line. 

Electrical Safety: Around Outdoor Equipment

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on outdoor electrical safety and on the hazards regarding outdoor electrical equipment and power lines. Included are tips on proper distance from power lines, what not to do around electrical equipment in your neighborhood, and what to do if a downed power line falls on your vehicle. Keeping your distance can save your life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when outdoors around electrical equipment and call for help when need be!

Special Thanks to Newswire.ca, to Toronto Hydro, Electrical Safety Authority and to Ontario Energy Board for the information in this article, Toronto Hydro Launches New Electrical Safety Campaign. 

Electrical Safety: Eliminate Fire Hazards

 

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips to help eliminate electrical and fire hazards in your home. Included are tips on proper use of outlets to avoid overheating and electrical shock with children, proper purchase and use of extension cords, and proper use of appliances. Also included are fire statistics in connection with improper use of electrical equipment in the home and how you can avoid fire hazards to protect your home, yourself and those you love. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and eliminate those fire hazards before they can do damage!

Special Thanks to Hanfordsentinel.com and to Matthew Rowe for the article, Fire Safety Tips: Electrical Safety in the Home. 

Electrical Safety: Generator Guidelines

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and weather-related safety tips with a focus on generators and the proper use of them to help eliminate fatalities from misuse. Included are generator-based fatality statistics such as types of deaths and specific ways of misuse. Tips include proper installation and proper use of a generator which also includes the importance of GFCIs and correct use of extension cords. Take extra precautions when using a generator to be sure you stay safe no matter what the event is that is initiating its use. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article/PDF, Portable Generator Safety: Generate Safety.