Electrical Safety: Wiring Hazards Indoors and Outdoors

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Electrical Safety: Wiring Hazards Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information and tips with a special focus on electrical wiring and its use both indoors and outdoors and the hazards that can come into play when not protected and/or used properly. Tips include attic issues that may need addressing, wiring in older homes that could be an overheating hazard, proper use of extension cords, based on what you need them for, and the importance of GFCIs in wet areas. Lightning protection is also discussed. When used properly, wiring can help us in our every day lives, so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a user of electricity! 

Special Thanks to Copper.org and to the Copper Development Association for the article, 5 Electrical Risks to Avoid This Season. 

Electrical Safety: Swimming Pool Shocks!

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Electrical Safety: Swimming Pool Shocks!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a recent news story that shows the importance of electrical safety with swimming pools and how electrical devices, when not installed properly or when damaged or worn, can create electrical conditions that can harm, if not kill. Although a final word on this tragic event has not been confirmed, caution with swimming pool safety and keeping your pool inspected to be sure the electrical system is in proper working order is vital to the well being of those using it. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as pool owners and users! 

Special Thanks to Desertsun.com, to Rosalie Murphy of The Desert Sun, to Armando Rodriguez of Ocean Spring Tech, and to Police Sergeant, William Hutchinson, for the article, Electric Shock in Pool Kills Man, injures 5 kids. 

Electrical Safety: Around the City

Electrical Safety: Around the City

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of caution for residents about power lines, substations and other electrical equipment that can be very dangerous if you get to close. Tips include who to call if an object ends up in a substation to avoid electrical shock or electrocution. Also included are tips with back alleys and trees growing around power lines and who to call when that happens to help you avoid electrical contact and shock. Also mentioned are playing safely at parks, especially when flying kites. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart no matter where you are in your city!

Special Thanks to City of Saskatoon for the video, Power Line Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Avoid Overload!

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Avoid Overload!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on the possibility of overloading circuits and the fire hazard that can bring. Tips include an explanation of what causes overload on a circuit, evidences of a bigger electrical problem that needs qualified licensed service, a focus on fuses, loose connections and circuit breakers, and what you can do to eliminate repeated hazards that can lead to electrical fires. Extension cords are also discussed, revealing proper placement, usage over time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical circuit usage to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to Guideline.com, Guide One Insurance and to SafeChurch.com, for the article, Electrical Safety 101: Overloading Circuits. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Hazards for Kids and Adults

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Electrical Safety: Outdoor Hazards for Kids and Adults

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and words of warning with a special focus on outdoor activities, such as home and yard maintenance and kids’ play around power lines. Tips include what is the proper distance to stay away from power lines, whether working with a ladder, planting trees, or when power lines are down. Also mentioned are safety tips for kids with kite play and climbing trees plus hazards to stay away from to avoid electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working and playing outdoors!

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Authority and to Esasafe.com for the article, Power Line Safety Tips At Home and At Play. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Kid’s Play Around Boxes

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Kid’s Play Around Boxes

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of caution with a special focus on safety outdoors around electrical boxes, where children might play, with a true story account of what can happen when there is contact with such equipment. Included are tips about being aware of electrical equipment on your property, being sure it is safely secured, and how to avoid getting electrically shocked or burned. Be sure to caution kids where they play so they know what to avoid contact with. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents and as kids when playing outdoors!

Special Thanks to Safe Electricity.org and to the Studer family for sharing their electrical survivor story titled, 2016 TLC “Recognize, Respect, Report.” 

Electrical Safety: Spring Has Sprung!

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Electrical Safety: Spring Has Sprung!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a very special focus on SPRING! Yay! We want to enjoy working outdoors on our properties, don’t we? Well, electrical safety is something we want to pay close attention to so we can prevent ourselves from being electrically shocked while we are enjoying the sunshine. Tips include ladder safety around power lines, proper use and maintenance of outdoor work equipment, and how to handle wet environments with power equipment. When we take the time to access our environment and take care to be safe with our work time outdoors, our spring time ventures can be great for all. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working outdoors!

Special Thanks to ESFI for the article, Spring Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: The Importance of Boat Dock Maintenance

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Electrical Safety: The Importance of Boat Dock Maintenance

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on boat dock safety and how you can properly maintain your boat dock to prevent electrical shock. Tips include the importance of hiring a licensed electrician and questions you should ask before you hire one, the importance of GFCI protection and maintenance, being aware of your boat dock’s electrical system and the maintenance required for electrical safety as well as specifics on safety with voltage meters. Swimming safety is also paramount and tips on what to do if electricity is detected in the water is offered. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boat dock owner!

Special Thanks to Lakenewsonline.com and to Amy Wilson for the article, 5 Things to Know About Dock Safety at Lake of the Ozarks. 

Electrical Safety: Your Home When There’s a Flood

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Electrical Safety: Your Home When There’s a Flood

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on flooding and the electrical hazards associated with flooding and your home’s electrical system as well as neighborhood hazards. Tips include dealing with utilities and your home’s electrical system as well as what to do with appliances in accessing any damage. Also mentioned is power line safety and specific cautions with water and electricity as you deal with the aftermath to protect you from electric shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when flooding hits your neighborhood! 

Special Thanks to ESFI for the article, Flood Safety: High Water, High Stakes.

Electrical Safety: When Flooding Enters Your Neighborhood

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Electrical Safety: When Flooding Enters Your Neighborhood

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on safety when flooding enters your neighborhood and how you can protect yourself from electric shock and electrical fires in your home. Tips include what to do with your appliances when there’s a threat of flooding, when you should call your utility company, the electrical risks and hazards associated with flooding, especially when your electrical equipment is under water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when flooding enters your neighborhood!

Special Thanks to Ottumwacourier.com, to Mark Newman, and to MidAmerican Energy, for the article, Learn To Be Safe When Flooding Hits.