Electrical Safety: Outdoor Awareness in Your Yard

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Electrical Safety: Outdoor Awareness in Your Yard

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on awareness of electrical hazards to avoid when working outdoors in your yard. Included are electrical statistics involving injuries and fatalities as well as electrical-related fires. Also included are tips on avoiding contact with power lines when using equipment outdoors and what to do and not to do if you come across a downed power line. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working outdoors in your yard!

Special Thanks to LCEC.net, to NFPA and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: On the Homefront

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Electrical Safety: On the Homefront

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on fire prevention on the home front and the electrical hazards that can cause fires and what you can do to avoid them. Included are electrical fire statistics and common sources of electrical fires. Tips include the safest ways to handle electrical appliances, extension cord usage to avoid overheating as well as proper lamp usage. When we take the time to determine what is too much for an outlet to handle and then only use it with the proper amperage, we can avoid the risk of electrical fire due to overheating. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your electrical usage!

Special Thanks to Valpolife.com, to NFPA and to Ben Felton of NIPSCO for the article, May 2016 is National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Overload Awareness

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Electrical Safety: Overload Awareness

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on prevention of overload of your home’s electrical system and ways you can lessen the possibility of electrical shock and fire. Tips include electrical fire and fatality statistics and what causes electrical fires. Also mentioned are warning signs of what to look for that would indicate overload of some kind with any electrical component in your home’s electrical system. Also mentioned are proper use of appliances, such as where to plug in, as well as proper use of extension cords to prevent overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner so your home’s electrical system doesn’t get overloaded!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article and infographic, Don’t Overload Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

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Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and information with special focus on work-related hazards and how electrocution and electric shock can be prevented. Tips include issues with electrical components are being serviced and how to stay out of harms’ way and the important of following the rules. The importance of electrical covers is emphasized and how they create a safer environment in the workplace. Also mentioned are the benefits of surge protection to help prevent overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in the workplace! 

Special Thanks to PalletEnterprise.com and to Jary Winstead for the article, Safety Check: Electrical Safety Basics and Tips: Part II. 

Electrical Safety: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors

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Electrical Safety: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on ground fault circuit interrupters. Explained are the inner workings of a GFCI, including how they specifically protect you from electrical shock, as well as where they are installed to provide the greatest protection. Also explained are the benefits of GFCIs, even in older homes, and how a ground plays into its protection. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart and have GFCIs installed in your older home for protection from electrical shock!

Special Thanks to DailyHerald.com and to Barry Stone for the Q and A Article, Disagreement over the safety of electrical outlets.