Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming in the pool and how you can protect yourself from electric shock. This news story and tips is based on an electrical accident involving a father and son, one of which was fatally electrocuted from energized water. Tips include ways you can check for electrical hazards in the pool before entering and electrical issues that may be present with the pools electrical system and what is recommended to help reduce if not eliminate such hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your swimming pool usage!

Our condolences to the McGrady family for the loss of the loved one and our wish for a speedy recovery of the other family member. 

Special Thanks to waff.com, to First Alert 48 WAFF, to reporter, Lauren Scharf and to Jeff Monroe, Owner of American’s Swimming Pool Company for the video and article, Expert Recommends Precautions to Avoid Electrical Pool Accidents. 

Electrical Safety: Boaters Beware!

Electrical Safety: Boaters Beware!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on boating and swimming for the holiday weekend and what you can do to protect yourself and others from electric shock in the water. Tips include power line safety and the proper distance to keep to avoid contact, what to do if the water you’re swimming in is energized, the importance of electrical inspections, what type of electrical equipment to have installed for the greatest protection and electrical hazards to avoid when in the water. Just being aware of your surroundings and taking appropriate action in the proper context can help prevent electrical shock and possible death from electrocution. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boater and swimmer this holiday weekend and always! 

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to the Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Safety Tips for Boat Owners. 

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the risk of accidents and injuries and even deaths in connection with electrical contact and/or electrical equipment on the job or in the home. Tips include safety with TRRs (tamper resistant receptacles), GFCIs (ground fault circuit interruptors), Surge protectors, and other equipment that can protect you from electrical shock and fire. Also shared are important safety tips regarding swimming around boat docks and in swimming pools and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water to help prevent ESD (electric shock drowning). In addition, tips for bringing your home’s electrical system up to code are also provided. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both indoors and outdoors! 

Special Thanks to Upmatters.com, to LARA’s Bureau of Construction Codes and Director Keith Lambert, and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month. 

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: When Current Leaks In Lakes!

Electrical Safety: When Current Leaks In Lakes!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention word of warning with a special focus on staying out of harm’s way with boating and swimming in marinas and what you can do to protect yourself from leaking current. Explained is electric shock drowning, how it occurs and what electrical hazards are present for current to leak. GFCIs and ELCIs are mentioned as protective devices as well as rules to follow when near a lake with boats and how to respond if someone is in the process of dealing with electrical current. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boat owner and swimmer this summer! 

Special Thanks to Brownsvilleherald.com for the the article, Electric Shock Drowning–The Hidden Dangers to Swimmers and Boaters. 

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: 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: 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: Issues with Old House Wiring

Electrical Safety: Issues with Old House Wiring

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on older homes and the electrical wiring that may exist and cause electrical hazards. Tips include the benefits of electrical inspections, and the hazards you may find and see with such an overload and what is recommended to upgrade the system to help prevent electrical fires. It is important for your home to be able to handle the electrical load you need; please take appropriate action to help avoid electrical hazards in connection with fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner of older homes!

Special Thanks to SurfKY.com and to SurfKY News for the article, Is It Time to Update Your Home’s Electrical System? 

Electrical Safety: Proper Large Equipment Usage

Electrical Safety: Proper Large Equipment Usage

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word with a special focus on work safety with use of large equipment around power lines and what you can do to prevent electrocution caused by contact. Tips include OSHA requirements for safety with several options fully explained. Awareness, preparation and communication are emphasized for electrical safety with crane usage. Be sure to follow all rules for electrical safety when working with large equipment such as cranes to help prevent electrical accidents that lead to fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart where you work!

Special Thanks to Sims Crane and to Bob Berry for the video, Power Line and Electrical Safety-Sims Crane Minute.