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. 

Electrical Safety: Pool Pointers To Avoid ESD

Electrical Safety: Pool Pointers To Avoid ESD

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on pool safety and prevention of electrical shock drowning (ESD). Discussed are the electrical hazards that can present themselves in connection with pool equipment and accessories that, if not properly installed, can leak electrical current. Shared are tips to help avoid electric shock for swimmers and what equipment should be used and installed that will provide the most safety when something doesn’t function properly. Also described are the symptoms of ESD so you know what to expect if it should happen to you or someone you’re swimming with. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both as a swimmer and swimming pool owner! 

Special Thanks to HNGNews.com, to NewsUSA, to ECCN and to Grayling Love for the article, Enhance Pool Safety: Help Protect Your Family From Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards That Need Repair

Electrical Safety: Hazards That Need Repair

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards and issues that need repair by a licensed electrician. Tips include issues with breakers tripping, electrical fire possibilities, light fixture issues, outlet problems, appliance usage, extension cord conditions, ceiling fan problems, and fridge issues. Each of these hazards are explained providing possible cause and what you should do to get the issue repaired so as to avoid the possibility of electrical fire or shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and be aware of electrical hazards in your home!

Special Thanks to OilCityWyo.com, to Rocky Mountain Power and to Tom Davis, Safety Director of Rocky Mountain Power, for the article, RMP Reminds Safety Around Electricity. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the possibility of overload that can lead to electrical fires and fatalities. Tips include proper use of outlets, extension cords, appliances and light bulbs. Also mentioned are electrical hazards to look out for and why it’s important for a licensed electrician to do the repairs. Also mentioned are the proper procedure for charging smart devices and the importance of electrical upgrades when your home’s electrical system is not enough to support your electrical usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to CapeCod.com and to Massachusetts State Fire Marshall, Pete J. Ostroskey, for the article, State Fire Marshal Issues Tips in advance of Electrical Safety Month in May. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Highlights

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Highlights

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips and information with a special focus on electrical hazards that may be present in the home and what you can do to reduce the chance of electrical fires. Tips include proper placement and usage of extension cords and power strips, proper use of outlets, to prevent overload. Also mentioned are specific electrical hazards to look out for that could directly lead to electrical fires. Also mentioned are what NOT to do with “smart” devices to avoid overheating and fires. Electrical fire statistics conclude the information shared. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage and keep an eye out for electrical hazards that can lead to fire! 

Special Thanks to Cambridgema.gov and to State Fire Marshal, Peter J. Ostroskey for the article, May Is Electrical Safety Month. 

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 Risks to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Fire Risks to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on fire hazards you may not consider in your home and what you can do to protect yourself from those hidden hazards. Tips include the use of Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors, electrical cord safety, Outlet hazards and how to know when they need replacing, plus whole house electrical systems that may be a fire trigger due to age and type. Be proactive in bringing your home to a more protected place to help prevent fires. It could save you life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to TheDay.com and to Day Marketing for the article, Sawdust, Loose outlets and other hidden fire risks. 

Electrical Safety: Severe Weather Hazards

Electrical Safety: Severe Weather Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on severe weather and the hazards that can present themselves that you need to protect yourself from. Tips include how to handle your appliances with a power outage, dealing with your electrical system when there’s flooding, GFCI protection, power line safety after the storm, whether on foot or in a vehicle, and safe generator usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during and after severe weather, both indoors and outdoors!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Be Prepared for Severe Storms. 

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: 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.