Electrical Safety: Appliance Hazards

Electrical Safety: Appliance Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on large appliances and what you can do to avoid an electrical fire. Tips include where and how you should plug in your large appliances and the pitfalls associated with extension cords and power strips. Also included are tips for maintaining electrical appliance cords. We always want to be safe with how we use our electrical products so we can prevent the possibility of fire due to overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home appliances!

Special Thanks to wwlp.com, to 22News, to Taylor DiChello, to Springfield Fire Spokesman, Dennis Leger, and to Brian Zippin, owner of Contractors Home Appliances, for the video and article, Protecting Your Home from Electrical Fires Caused by Appliances. 

Electrical Safety: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Electrical Safety: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pools, both public and private, and what you can do to reduce, if not eliminate the risk of electric shock drowning. Tips include the benefits of GFCIs, what not to have around the pool, and why inspections are important and what should be done when one takes place. Summertime should be a fun time; taking action to be sure your pool is safe for swimming can help reduce the possibility of an electrical fatality from electrical hazards in your pool. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when swimming! 

Special Thanks to PE.com, to  Alex Groves, to Consumer Product Safety Commission, to John Norwood, executive director of the California Pool and Spa Association, to Paul Netter, spokesman of Southern California Edison, and to Dottie Merki, program chief at Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, for the article, How to Avoid Electrical Shock at Pools This Summer. 

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on parents and children and how they can help each other stay safe and free of electrical accidents, injuries or worse. Tips include outdoor safety such as power line safety, electronics safety and other tips, and also indoor tips such as outlet safety, cord safety and other tips. This list is sure to be a help, especially with summertime and kids being home from school, so we can all look out for each other to help keep electricity where it belongs. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and kids! 

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Authority for the article, Dos and Don’ts to Keep Kids Safe Around Electricity. 

Electrical Safety: Flood Dangers Post Storm

Electrical Safety: Flood Dangers Post Storm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on flooding and the electrical hazards that could be present in your home post-storm and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock. Tips include what to do if your basement floods, how to handle your circuit breaker box and how to get power shut off without harm. Water and electricity don’t mix, so beware if you’re dealing with a flooded home! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart post-storm! 

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Flooding Provides It’s Own Set of Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Pool Pointers to Protect

Electrical Safety: Pool Pointers to Protect

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pools and the possible electrical hazards to be aware of and how to protect yourself. Tips include what can cause electrical current to enter the pool water, how that electrical current can initiate a fatality, what to avoid with electrical appliances near the pool, and dealing with faulty electrical wiring that may trigger danger to swimmers. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you swim in pools this summer!

Special Thanks to belmarrahealth.com, to Mohan Garikiparithi, and to Donald Burke for the article, Summer Pool Dangers You Should Know Of. 

Electrical Safety: Water Wisdom

Electrical Safety: Water Wisdom

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the dangers of water and electricity and how you can protect yourself during the summer months when water is the center attraction. Tips include description of what electrical shock drowning can entail, safe installation of anything electrical to do with water, receptacle safety, the protection of GFCIs, proper use of appliances around water, power line safety and how a licensed electrician can help you with your electrical components around water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you enjoy water wisdom! 

Special Thanks to Safety.af.mil and to 17th Training Wing Fire Prevention Office for the article, Electricity and Water can be Lethal. 

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Home Checklist

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Home Checklist

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the whole house so you can check for any electrical hazards that may be present and have them corrected by a licensed electrician to help prevent accidents, injuries and fires. Tips include proper use of outlets, appliances, heaters, extension cords, as well as the appropriate type of outlets in the kitchen and bathroom. You can educate yourself on your home’s electrical components and be more aware of how you use your electrical goods and do so safely. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to Circuit.Entergy.com and to Energy Customers for the article, Room by Room: Home Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Cord and Appliance Cautions

Electrical Safety: Cord and Appliance Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on appliance usage and extension cord usage. Tips include ways to avoid overload and overheating that can lead to fire, both with appliances and extension cords. Also mentioned is the proper placement and usage of extension cords as well as proper maintenance of all electrical wiring. How we use our appliances and take care of them can make all the differences in reducing the possibility of fires and when we are careful about where we put our extension cords, we can lower the risk of damage and fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your appliance and electrical cord usage!

Special Thanks to WWLP.com, to 22News, to Tashanea Whitlow, to NFPA and to Lieutenant CJ Bartone fo the West Springfield Fire Department for the article, Electrical Safety Month Tips. 

Electrical Safety: When You Want Lighting Outside

Electrical Safety: When You Want Lighting Outside

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on having lighting outdoors and what you need to do to stay safe and have it aglow. Tips include electrical safety with lighting fixtures, extension cords, power cords and proper amount of electrical load to avoid overheating. Also discussed is proper purchase and placement of lighting and associated equipment as well as maintenance to be sure your outdoor lights are working safely. The protection and requirement of GFCIs is also discussed. With all this in mind, light it up outside but be sure to do it the safe way! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your outdoor lighting use!

Special Thanks to TheDailyReporter.com, to Networx and to Laura Firszt for the article, Network: 7 Outdoor Lighting Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer. 

Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards that may be present and how to properly use the electrical components in your home to avoid shock and fire. Tips include proper appliance use, the protection AFCIs and GFCIs provide, electrical cord safety, and specific electrical hazards to look out for with breakers, light switches, outlets, appliances and lights. Awareness of your home’s electrical system and its components can help you stay educated and safe by implementing action steps to prevent electrical shock and fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home!

Special Thanks to TheDailyNewsonline.com, to City of Batavia Fire Department and Fire Chief, Stefano Napolitano, and to NFPA and ESFI for the article, Batavia Firefighters Offer Electrical Safety Tips.