Electrical Safety: Oh, Christmas Tree!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on your Christmas tree and how to prevent fire hazards for your holiday celebration!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for this informative video, Holiday Safety Tip 3: Christmas Trees!

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And remember, If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety tip to help avoid electrical fires and keep you sane during the holidays at the same time.

Today I’m sharing a word about extension cords, those trusted electrical components that are great when you are in need of some extra room to connect to power where there isn’t an outlet where and when you need one.

This can be an especially active scenario during the holidays when you want to plug a myriad of items needing power to decorate just so, to make your heart happy with lots of lights, color and action for Christmas Morning.

Here’s the deal.

Extension cords are for temporary use, and if they aren’t put in a good place, that can shorten the life of thus said electrical component and lead to electrical fires.

Yes, those Christmas tree lights are not going to hang around forever, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared, and by that, meaning, having enough power for all your decorating needs and wants, which can also be applied to other times when you want to brighten things up in your interior.

So, the best solution to this extension cord dilemma?

Have an outlet (or two or three) added by a licensed electrician (if you live in the Collin County area of North Texas, just give us a call at 214.697.3134), this way you will always have power where you need it most at any time of year. No more need for extension cords coming to the rescue when you’ve got what you need where you need it.

Give it some thought: where do you use extension cords the most, especially for longer than is recommended? Then plan to have those new outlets added as soon as possible, since this will decrease your risk of electrical fires.

Oh, and what can lead to those fires?

Extension cords placed under carpets, under furniture where it can be “pinched,” thus breaking the protective outer lining and exposing those wires, which can also lead to electric shock for both humans and pets.

And speaking of pets, they are less likely to get into chewing trouble with an extension cords if there’s an outlet there instead! Yep.

And depending on Where you want those outlets to go, there’s an outlet for that, whether outdoors, where the weather outside can be frightful, or indoors in your kitchen where there are wet areas, your living room, or even in the bath where you like to decorate to keep it looking pretty.

Is it time to add those electrical components before you decorate for your holiday pleasure? Take action today and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC!

Remember, If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: When Doing Your Decorating

Electrical Safety: When Doing Your Decorating

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and how to avoid electrical hazards.

Tips include proper maintenance of holiday lights, proper usage of extension cords and outlets to prevent overload.

Awareness is always KEY to safety when decorating so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

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Special Thanks to KenoraOnline.com, to Kenora Online, and to Mike Aiken for the article, Christmas Light Safety Tips.

If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Decorating Dynamics

Electrical Safety: Decorating Dynamics

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and how you can avoid electrical hazards.

Tips include proper usage of outlets, extension cords, maintenance of electrical components, proper installation of holiday lights and power line safety tips.

Awareness of your use of electrical components in your home as you decorate can make the difference so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to KALB.com, to KALB, to Cleco, to John Melancon, Cleco General Manager of corporate safety, and to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the article, Cleco reminds customers to decorate safety this holiday season.

For more electrical safety tips, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook where we share quality content from around the web, keeping you informed!

If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Heating Sources and Decorating Hazards

Electrical Safety: Heating Sources and Decorating Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the colder months and holiday season hazards and how you can protect yourself.

Tips include electrical hazards associated with Christmas trees and using improper heating methods that can create fire hazards as well as smoke detector savvy.

Fires can start when we aren’t aware of hazards ahead of time, so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to TimesReporter.com, to Lee Morrison, TimesReporter.com Staff Writer, to Dover Fire Chief, Russ Volkert, to US Fire Administration, to Tim O’Toole, Regional Disaster Officer at The Red Cross, NorthEast Ohio Region, and to The Red Cross for the article, Prepare for fire safety before winter’s worst.

For more electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook where we share relevant content to help keep you informed and Electrically Safe and Smart!

If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Winter Warmth Should Not Be a Risk

Electrical Safety: Winter Warmth Should Not Be a Risk

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on winter warmth and how you can keep yourself cozy without risking harm to yourself, your family or your home.

Tips include fire statistics and their major causes, proper usage of electric space heaters, electrical blankets, extension cords and decorative lights for your Christmas tree.

Always proceed with caution when using any type of electric-based equipment to help avoid electrical fires in your home, so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to KCRG.com, to Phil Reed, to TV9, and to Cedar Rapids Fire Department Battalion Chief, Jason Andrews, for the article, Firefighters warn of electrical fires during colder months.

For more information about electrical safety and fire prevention, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook where we share quality, relevant content from around the web to help keep you informed!

If you own a home or business in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: From Christmas Trees to Extension Cords

Electrical Safety: From Christmas Trees to Extension Cords

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and winter-related electrical usage to avoid hazards.

Tips include proper placement of extension cords and space heaters, avoiding outlet overload, and safety with Christmas trees and ladder usage when installing holiday lights. 

Take care as you decorate your home for the holidays and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart! 

Special Thanks to News.Vanderbilt.edu and to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for the article, VUPS offers tips to keep your holidays safe. 

Electrical Safety: Holiday Hazards to Avoid for the Elderly

Electrical Safety: Holiday Hazards to Avoid for the Elderly

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and keeping the elderly free of hazards in the home. 

Tips include extension cord safety, the importance of GFCI protection and proper Christmas tree care to help avoid holiday hazards. 

Take care as you decorate, especially when the elderly are present in the home and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart! 

Special Thanks to DailyCommercial.com and to Consumer Product Safety Administration for the article, Around the house: Safety tips for Christmas Decorating. 

Electrical Safety: Proper Care and Attention Avoids Hazards

Electrical Safety: Proper Care and Attention Avoids Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and avoiding hazards as you celebrate. 

Tips include proper Christmas tree care, types of light to buy, proper maintenance of electrical products, proper usage of extension cords, power line and ladder safety. 

Take care as you decorate for the holiday and keep in mind to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to WNYPapers.com, to New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, and to Niagara Frontier Publications for the article, NYSEG offers holiday safety and efficiency tips. 

Electrical Safety: Avoiding Decorating Fire Hazards

Electrical Safety: Avoiding Decorating Fire Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and what you can do to avoid electrical fires. 

Tips include fire statistics during the holiday season, plus Christmas tree safety, cooking safety, holiday light installation and maintenance safety, and outdoor and indoor decorating safety including safe extension cord usage. 

Take care when decorating your home for the holidays and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to News.Pioneergroup.com, to News Advocate Manistee, to Ashlyn Korienek, to Lorraine Carli, Vice President of National Fire Protection Association, and to The Red Cross for the article, Remember Fire Safety When Celebrating This Holiday Season.