Electrical Safety: What You Need to Know When You Swim

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Electrical Safety: What You Need to Know When You Swim

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on the dangers of Electric Shock Drowning and what you can do to avoid it this summer. Information includes recent ESD occurrences, what ESD is and how the water becomes energized, what electrical equipment to use and laws to follow in regards to your boat dock if you own one. Being aware of your swimming environment is imperative toward keeping you safe and free from electrical accidents and fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both as boat dock owner and swimmer!

Special Thanks to KFVS12.com and to Nichole Cartmell for the article and video, What You Need to Know About Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards in Association with ESD

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Electrical Safety: Hazards in Association with ESD

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on the hazards associated with electric shock drowning which can occur when there is electrical current in the water where the swimmer is located. The details shared today are in association with a recent death as a direct result of electrical current in the water, especially when a metal ladder was involved and where electricity and water do NOT mix with electrical components used as boat docks. Awareness of your surroundings when swimming and having your boat and boat dock monitored and inspected is so key toward prevention of ESD. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as both a dock owner and swimmer! 

Our condolences to the family featured in this updated news piece for the loss of their daughter from ESD. 

Special Thanks to TucsonNewsNow.com and to Clare Huddleston, reporter/anchor, for the news story, Parents Raise Awareness About Electrical Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Power Lines and Car Accidents

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Electrical Safety: Power Lines and Car Accidents

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips, step by step, with a special focus on car accidents and power lines and how you can avoid being electrically shocked. Explained are different types of scenarios that show when it’s safe to pull out and when you’re in a situation where you need to leave the vehicle. Steps are given for exiting to avoid electrical shock. When we become aware of the dangers we may be facing when in a car accident that includes downed power lines, we can more readily act safely and do what is necessary to eliminate the dangers of death by electrocution. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a driver or as one who encounters a dangerous situation with power lines!

Special Thanks to BCHydro.com and to BC Hydro for the article, Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Power Lines. 

Electrical Safety: Prevent Power Line Contact

Electrical Safety: Prevent Power Line Contact

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of caution and tips to help you avoid contact with power lines and prevent yourself from being electrically shocked, which can lead to great injury or death. Tips include proper safety with tree trimming (like when to call a professional), proper ladder use, and what to do before you dig when planting trees or shrubs. Being aware of where power lines are present and taking steps to avoid contact can help you enjoy your spring time work outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner around power lines! 

Special Thanks to Toronto Hydro for the video, Stay Safe Around PowerLines. 

Electrical Safety: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

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Electrical Safety: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) and the protection they provide against electrical fires. Included are a description of what an arc fault is and when it can occur, electrical fire statistics, types of AFCI breakers and the advanced protection AFCI receptacles provide and how to maintain them. We can do all that is possible to help prevent electrical fires in our homes and AFCIs are an effective component for doing just that. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) for the article and infographic, Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs): Prevent Electrical Fires. 

Electrical Safety: Take Care with Your Usage

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Electrical Safety: Take Care with Your Usage

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for both indoor and outdoor electrical usage to help prevent electrical shock and electrical fires. Tips include safety with electrical cords, both with appliances and extension usage, ladder safety, safety around power lines to help prevent contact, caution with water and electricity, and storage tips to help prevent fires. Staying aware of your environment and being aware of how you use your electrical equipment can go a long way toward preventing electrical shock and electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both indoors and outdoors!

Special Thanks to PRNewswire.com and to Georgia Power for the article, Safety Tips from Georgia Power for National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Step by Step Cautions with Downed Power Lines

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Electrical Safety: Step by Step Cautions with Downed Power Lines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with special focus on downed power lines and car accidents and how you can avoid getting electrically shocked in such a situation. Tips include whether you’re inside or outside the vehicle, including how to remove your car from the scene or yourself, depending on where you are, the physical steps to take to avoid electric shock, as well as tips for storm safety with downed power lines. These steps are vitally important since, if they are not followed, electric shock can result, which can cause fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a driver or observer of downed power lines!

Special Thanks to Vancitybuzz.com, to Van City Buzz and to BC Hydro for the article, Use BC Hydro’s Down. Danger. Dial Advice to Save Lives. 

Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Hazards to Avoid

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Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on the proper use of extension cords and electrical hazards associated with extension cord usage. Information includes electrical fire statistics, what to buy when shopping for an extension cord, how to avoid overload, dealing with the proper environment for extension cord usage, proper time frame for extension cords and proper placement overall. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using extension cords to avoid overload which can lead to fires!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article and graphic, Reaching to Safety: Use Extension Cords Properly. 

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards

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Electrical Safety: Home Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on home hazards and avoiding overload with your home’s electrical system and its components. Tips include hazards to look out for with light switches, receptacles, breakers and other electrical components. Also included are tips for avoiding overload with proper use of electrical appliances and extension cords as well as a tip on when to have new devices installed by a licensed electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and avoid being electrically shocked!

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Recognizing May as National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Outdoor Activities

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Electrical Safety: Tips for Outdoor Activities

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on outdoor activities and staying free and clear from electrical shock. Tips include what to do before you dig, focus on children’s safety with electrical boxes, how to stay safe with outdoor activities around power lines, especially when using ladders. Just being aware of your surroundings and electrical lines and equipment can help you avoid coming in contact with power, thus thwarting possibility of electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and parent when outdoors! 

Special Thanks to PressofAtlanticCity.com, to Cindy Nevitt, and to Atlantic City Electric for the article, Tips for staying safe around electricity.