Electrical Safety: Fire Hazards in Older Home Wiring

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazards in Older Home Wiring

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on older wiring in homes and the potential there is for arcing and sparking of fires. Tips include having your home’s electrical system inspected by a licensed electrician and having the wiring replaced if needed. Also discussed are the hazards associated with damaged wiring in walls, under furniture, etc, that can lead to fires. The benefits of Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors are explained concerning protecting your home from these electrical hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner especially if your home has older wiring! 

Our condolences to the family effected by the house fire whose family member passed away featured in this video. 

Special Thanks to National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance as well as the other authorities who share these tips on this video, Hidden Electrical Hazards, P 1. 

Electrical Safety: Where is the Fire Hazard?

Electrical Safety: Where is the Fire Hazard?

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on appliance fires and how we can prevent them. Tips include proper handling and maintenance of kitchen appliances, including toasters and clothes dryers, as well as the electrical wiring of these devices, plus hazards with electrical outlets and what to do about them. Be proactive in maintenance and usage of your electrical appliances to help prevent electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home appliances!

Special Thanks to Steadfast Fire Extinguishers Toronto | Fire Protection for the video, Fire Unexpected Fire Hazards You Might Find in Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Generator Guidelines

Electrical Safety: Generator Guidelines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, burn prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on generators and what you need to do to protect yourself from associated hazards. Tips include what is required for permanent installation, where and how to use a portable generator, appliance preparation before use, and where to put it, for pet and kids safety. Follow these guidelines in order to stay safe with your generator use, no matter what kind you purchase and use. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using generators!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Generator Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards in the Kitchen

Electrical Safety: Hazards in the Kitchen

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips in visual/demonstration form with a special focus on kitchen and cooking safety. Various contexts are shown with outlets, pots on the stove, toaster usage and other scenarios showing what’s safe and what isn’t when it comes to cooking on the stove top or with using an appliance in the kitchen and what you can do to take action in prevention of fire or containing one. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when cooking in the kitchen!

Special Thanks to HazardHousemodeltech YouTube Channel, The Hazard Kitchen, and ModelTech International for the video, The Hazard Kitchen|Portable Kitchen Fire Simulator|ModelTech Int’l. 

Electrical Safety: Flooding Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Flooding Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on stormy weather and flooding that can occur as a result and how you can stay safe in such conditions. Tips include keeping your distance from power lines, how to avoid electrical shock if you’re in a boat on flooded waterways, and what NOT to do in flooded areas where electricity may be present. Water and electricity do NOT MIX, thus we must proceed with great caution when dealing with flooding contexts due to stormy weather. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during stormy weather and in its aftermath!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Flooded Waterways Too Dangerous for Boating. 

Electrical Safety: At Home with Family

Electrical Safety: At Home with Family

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on family and creating awareness of proper usage of electricity and its components to prevent injury or harm. Tips include the does and don’t of using electrical cords, prevention outlet overload, the benefits and protections Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs) provide, and electrical hazards signs to look out for that should be repaired as soon as possible to help prevent injury such as electrical shock and prevent electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a family!

Special Thanks to ESASafe.com and to Electrical Safety Authority for the article, Electrical Safety at Home. 

Electrical Safety: Home and Work Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Home and Work Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards both on the job and in the home and what you can do to avoid them. Included are electrical hazards and injury/fatality statistics with many examples of what could have been avoided. Proper purchase, usage and maintenance of work and home power tools and electrical wiring, the protections GFCIs and AFCIs provide in the home and on the job, and how to avoid power lines both above and below ground. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both at work and at home by avoiding electrical hazards!

Special Thanks to Click Safety Training, to Pete Rice, CSP and CIH, and to ESFI for the video, How to Avoid Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor

Electrical Safety: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the life-saving device, Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor, and why it’s important that your home should have these devices in every area of your home where water is nearby. Information on older homes and home inspections when you’re looking to buy a home is offered so you can know how to proceed concerning the electrical safety of the home’s electrical system to help prevent electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with GFCI outlets installed! 

Special Thanks to ESFI and to HomeInspectionChannel.com for the video, What is a GFCI outlet? 

Electrical Safety: Metallic Balloons and Their Hazards

Electrical Safety: Metallic Balloons and Their Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on those fun little colorful and sometimes metallic celebratory item called a balloon and what you can do to help prevent electrical hazards and mishaps if you receive or give one to another. Tips include how to dispose of the balloons, and how to keep them and yourself away from power lines and what to do if a balloon gets stuck in a power line. Balloons are a fun way to add color and decoration to celebrate a special occasion but be responsible with their disposal. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your decorative metallic balloons!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Don’t Let Metallic Balloons Ruin the Party. 

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on farms and the electrical hazards that may be present and how to avoid those hazards. Tips include Rules to follow on the job to prevent electrical shock, injury or even death, circuit breaker pointers, electrical hazards to look out for both with equipment and underground, and safety steps with a farm equipment vehicle in case of electrical contact. Awareness of what can be a danger on the job with farm equipment can make the difference between an electrical hazard’s harm and staying safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm! 

Special Thanks to CapitalPress.com, to Carol Ryan Dumas, and to Power Quality Engineer for Idaho Power, Paul Ortmann for the article, Electrical Safety on the Farm Demands Thinking Ahead.