Electrical Safety: Dorm Do’s and Don’ts

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Electrical Safety: Dorm Do’s and Don’ts

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the Dorm Room and your student heading back to school with safety in mind. Tips include proper purchase of electrical appliances and proper use of extension cords, power strips and outlets to help prevent overload that can lead to electrical fires. Also mentioned are questions that can be asked at the college to help bring awareness to the rules and functions of fire safety in the dorm room to help keep everyone safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a student and as parents of those students to help prevent electrical shock and fires!

Special Thanks to Safe Electricity.org for the article, Dorm Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Be Prepared with Smoke Alarms

Electrical Safety: Be Prepared with Smoke Alarms

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and fire safety tips with a special focus on the importance of smoke alarms and how they can protect you in case of a fire in your home. Tips include where smoke alarms should be installed for the greatest protection, how often you should test your smoke alarms to be sure they are working properly, and how to know when they need replacing. Also included are types of smoke alarms to get the greatest benefits and protection for your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and have smoke alarms installed in your residence!

Special Thanks to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for the video, Safety Tips: Smoke Alarms. 

Electrical Safety: Awareness and Action Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Awareness and Action Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and words of warning regarding outdoor activities and hazards you may run into and what you can do to stay safe. Tips include electrical safety actions to take if you come across a downed power line or if you end up in a car accident that involves a downed power line. Also mentioned are what to do before you dig in your yard or on a job site to avoid contact with power lines. Also mentioned are safe ways to play around trees and with kites to avoid contact with power lines. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when outdoors in your neighborhood! 

Special Thanks to PSEG Long Island for the video, Hazards and Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Proper Large Equipment Usage

Electrical Safety: Proper Large Equipment Usage

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word with a special focus on work safety with use of large equipment around power lines and what you can do to prevent electrocution caused by contact. Tips include OSHA requirements for safety with several options fully explained. Awareness, preparation and communication are emphasized for electrical safety with crane usage. Be sure to follow all rules for electrical safety when working with large equipment such as cranes to help prevent electrical accidents that lead to fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart where you work!

Special Thanks to Sims Crane and to Bob Berry for the video, Power Line and Electrical Safety-Sims Crane Minute. 

Electrical Safety: Smoke Alarm Savvy

Electrical Safety: Smoke Alarm Savvy

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and fire prevention word with a special focus on smoke alarms and being sure you know the expiration date of yours. Tips include how often to change your smoke alarms and where to find the expiration date. It is so vitally important that we keep ourselves safe in the event of a fire in our homes, so be sure to check your smoke alarms, test them and replace them when they expire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires and stay safe in a fire. 

Special Thanks to National Fire Protection Association for the video, Sparky the Fire Dog Shows how to find out the age of a smoke alarm. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Starters To Be Aware Of

 

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Fire Starters To Be Aware Of

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on electrical hazards that can lead to electrical fires and what you can do to avoid them. Tips include electrical fire statistics and hazardous signs such as burning odors, having the wrong sized circuit breaker in your panel box, and older wiring in homes. The benefits of Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs) are also mentioned as well as when electrical inspections can help prevent fires. If you want to know what should never happen with electrical outlets and other electrical items in your home and when to call a licensed electrician, check out these tips. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent electrical fires and fatalities!

Special Thanks to Hopkinton.WickedLocal.com and to Andy RodenHiser for the article, Electrical Fire Warning Signs. 

Electrical Safety: How You Can Protect Yourself

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Electrical Safety: How You Can Protect Yourself

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on ways to protect yourself and your home from electrical hazards. Tips include issues to be aware of with your home’s electrical system that may require repair by a licensed electrician, electrical scenarios and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock and electrical fire. Also mentioned are weather related electrical issues that need addressing as well as the advantages of Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors. And don’t forget the proper use of power tools to help prevent electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home’s electrical usage and possible electrical hazards!

Special Thanks to LeaderTelegram.com and to Christina Thrun for the article, Electrical Safety No 1 Priority. 

Electrical Safety: Car Wreck Warnings

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Electrical Safety: Car Wreck Warnings

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a word of warning about car accidents involving power poles and lines and what you can do to prevent yourself from being electrocuted if you find yourself in this scenario. Tips include car accident statistics around the holidays, the dangers of power lines on or near your car as a result of a wreck and what steps to take to keep yourself out of danger. Steps on exiting your car safely are provided along with cautionary tips concerning others who may come across where the wreck is and what they should do as well. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart if you are in a car wreck or if you come across one! 

Special Thanks to PRWeb.com, to Kyla Kruse, to Molly Hall, Executive Director of Energy Education Council, to Safe Electricity and the National Safety Council for the article, Safe Electricity Warns of Added Danger in Auto Wrecks with Power Poles.

Electrical Safety: Storm Preparedness

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Electrical Safety: Storm Preparedness

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on storm preparedness and how to protect your home and yourself from electrical hazards. Tips include how to prepare for before, during and after a storm, especially severe weather like hurricanes. Tips mentioned are proper handling of appliances, safety around downed power lines, and what to do with your home when dealing with an evacuation, as well as proper generator usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during severe weather to help prevent electrical shock and handle your home’s electrical system properly! 

Special Thanks to Mauinow.com and to Maui Electric for the article, Maui Electric Urges Public to be Prepared as Storms Approach.