Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive View

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive View

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on awareness of using electrical components, and how you can protect yourself from injury or even death. Tips include proper usage of appliances, lawn mowers, garden tools, power tools as well as cautions with tree trimming and safety around the swimming pool and hot tub and near downed power lines. Be super careful and cautious when it comes to using anything electrical. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, both indoors and outdoors!

Special Thanks to BobVila.com and Donna Boyle Schwartz for the article, These Electrical Safety Tips could save your life.

Electrical Safety: GFCI Protection

Electrical Safety: GFCI Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a focus on Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs) and their protection from electrical shock. Explained are the differences between a breaker and an outlet and the benefits they provide to keep you safe and in what context. Also explained are how a GFCI works to protect you and why it’s really important to have them installed in your home. Being aware of how electrical components work and why they should be installed is a great way to be proactive with your own electrical safety. So, Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home!

Special Thanks to PopularMechanics.com, to Popular Mechanics, and to Roy Berendson for the article, What You Need to Know About GFCI Outlets.

Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power lines and their hazards and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock.  Tips include what to do when you want to dig in your yard, how to handle a vehicular accident that involves power lines and what can cause a power outage with downed power lines and fuses. It’s importance for us to be aware of electrical hazards that can occur without our knowledge and how best to protect ourselves from electrical current that may not be obvious. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your neighborhood around power lines! 

Special Thanks to Santee Cooper TV and to Santee Cooper’s Power Line Hazards Awareness Demonstration for the video, PHAD: Powerline Hazards Awareness Demonstration Unit-Electrical. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Shock Near Water

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Shock Near Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical usage near water and what you can do to avoid electrical shock. Tips include what not to do when moisture is involved, the benefits of GFCIs, and how to prevent overheating. Please proceed with caution when using any electrical device when in an area where water is present; it could save you life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using electricity in wet conditions! 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolence to the Coe family with the loss of a family member. 

Special Thanks to GoodHousekeeping.com, to the Coe family, to KCBD News Channel 11 and to Rachel Rothmans, Chief Technologist for Good Housekeeping Institute, for the article, 14-Year-Old Fatally Electrocuted After Using Cell Phone in Bathtub. 

Electrical Safety: Device Directives

Electrical Safety: Device Directives

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a cautionary, electrical safety word with a special focus on smart devices and their potential electrical shock hazards when used improperly and what you can do to protect yourself. Provided are recent electrical accident examples that have occurred recently, explaining the context of why each person was shocked and what could have prevented the accidents. Also provided are electrical safety and shock prevention tips, such as where to keep electrical devices, the protection provided by GFCIs, and proper use of extension cords. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using smart devices in your home or wherever you are to help prevent electric shock! 

Special Thanks to Consumerreports.org and to Allen St. John for the article, Avoid Electrical Hazards with Your Devices. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Signs

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Signs

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards to look for to help prevent fires. Tips include specific electrical hazards signs with light switches and with electrical outlets. Also included are tips for electrical safety and fire prevention in the bathroom, especially in regards to vent fan usage and how you can reduce the possibility of fire with these tips. When we pay close attention to electrical hazards that may be present in our homes and take action to repair them, we can reduce if not eliminate the possibility of electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner by maintaining your electrical components to prevent fires!

Special Thanks to KRGV.com, to the Hidalgo County Marshall’s Office and to reporter, Leslie Aguilar, for the video report and article, Hidalgo Co. Marshall’s Office Shares Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires. 

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: Home Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on home hazards and what you can do to avoid them and stay safe. Tips include the benefits of GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors) and AFCIs (Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors), proper use of electrical outlets, extension cords, and breaker box basics. Tips include ways to avoid initiating fires and hazards that cause them as well as what damage to look for with electrical components that could cause electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner. 

Special Thanks to FastMed Urgent Care and Jay Baker for the video, Healthy Home-Preventing Electrical Fires. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Kids

Electrical Safety: Tips for Kids

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire  and shock prevention tips with a special focus on kids’ safety and what they can do to prevent accidents and injuries. Tips include proper outlet usage, protection from the power in outlets, power line safety both in storms and with car accidents, protection for electrical boxes and stations outdoors and more. Following these safety tips can go a long way toward keeping kids out of harms way both indoors and outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Kids, wherever you are!

Special Thanks to OG&E for the video, Kids Safety.

Electrical Safety: Holiday Awareness

Electrical Safety: Holiday Awareness

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on holiday safety for you, your kids and your pets. Tips include ways to prevent fires in the kitchen while cooking, keeping cords out of children’s and pet’s reach, preventing outlet overload to reduce the risk of fire, and the importance of working smoke alarms. In the busyness of the season, take the time to take care of electrical items, being sure not to overload your home’s electrical system. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you prepare for and enjoy the holiday season!

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the video, Holiday Electrical Safety Reminders PSA.