Electrical Safety: Associated Hazards During Storms

Electrical Safety: Associated Hazards During Storms

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on Hurricanes and the associated hazards that can be present and how to avoid them. Tips include specific actions to take with storms, both before and after, smoke alarm maintenance, proper usage of extension cords, generator installation and usage, and what to do with appliances if they get wet during the storm. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during Hurricane Season and be prepared! 

Special Thanks to SCNow.com, to PR Newswire, USNewswire, and US Consumer Product Safety Commission for the article, It’s Hurricane Season: You Have the Power to Be Prepared! 

Electrical Safety: Just in Time for Swimming!

Electrical Safety: Just in Time for Swimming!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming in lakes and pools and how to prevent shock just in time for the holiday weekend. Tips include a description of electric shock drowning including what it is, how it happens and how to avoid electrical current in the water. Also included are tips on preventing electric shock with your boat for those swimming nearby or with the pool in your backyard. GFCIs and the importance of inspections are highlighted as ways to prevent electric shock drowning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you go swimming and boating this weekend!

Special Thanks to MDJOnline.com, to MDJ Staff and to NFPA for the article, NFPA offers tips to avoid electric shock hazards in pools and at marinas during summer months.

Electrical Safety: Power Lines and Severe Weather

Electrical Safety: Power Lines and Severe Weather

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on severe weather and the electrical hazards associated with downed power lines and what you can do to avoid electric shock. Tips include what to do when power lines are down in your neighborhood after severe weather. Always proceed with caution so you don’t end up walking in and not being able to walk out. Power lines are powerfully dangerous and must be treated as such. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when severe weather hits where you live! 

Special Thanks to Kearneyhub.com, to Hub Opinion, to Nebraska Public Power District and to Art Wiese, Director of Delivery of NPPD for the article, Beware Weather, Electrical Dangers. 

Electrical Safety: Farming Focus

Electrical Safety: Farming Focus

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on farming and the electrical hazards you should avoid. Tips include power line safety with machines, power cord safety with proper purchase and usage, safety with using electrical items around water, and ladder safety around power lines. Awareness is key toward staying safe while working the on farm. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart on the job out in the farming field. 

Special Thanks to FarmandDairy.com and to Farm and Dairy Staff for the article, Stay Safe Working with Electricity on the Farm.  

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: Don’t Get Burned!

Electrical Safety: Don’t Get Burned!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and burn prevention tips with a special focus on proper usage of things that can cause burns when used incorrectly or unsafely. Tips include proper maintenance of electrical cords, the importance of smoke alarms plus burn care if an accident occurs. Taking action to prevent burns whether electrically based or otherwise can help reduce if not eliminate injury. Awareness is key to maintaining a safe home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart to help prevent burns! 

Special Thanks to Newswise.com, to Loyola University Health System, Loyola Medicine, and Anthony Baldea, MC, Director of Loyola’s Burn Center for the article, Loyola Medicine Burn Center Offers Safety Tips for Burn Awareness Week. 

Electrical Safety: Happy Holiday Decorating

Electrical Safety: Happy Holiday Decorating

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating indoors and outdoors and what you can do to protect yourself from accidents, injuries or even fatality during this holiday season. Tips include power line safety, proper purchase, maintenance and installation of holiday lights, proper use of ladders, outlets and extension cords to help prevent electrical shock or fire. Also mentioned is the extra protection of GFCIs for prevention of electric shock. Please be careful and aware of your surroundings, especially outdoors, when you decorate your home, so your holiday can be truly happy. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday season!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org and to Shawn Miller for the article, Use Precautions When Decorating Home for the Holidays. 

Electrical Safety: Preparation for Happy Holidays

Electrical Safety: Preparation for Happy Holidays

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday preparation for your home to help prevent mishaps when entertaining. Tips on space heater usage to help prevent electrical fires, proper maintenance of smoke alarms, and proper usage of electrical outlets and holiday light maintenance. Taking care and implementing preventative measures leading into the holiday season can make all the difference in your enjoyment of a holly jolly time! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday season! 

Special Thanks to Markets.businessinsider.com, to Southern Trust Home Services and to PR Newswire for the article, 10 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays. 

Electrical Safety: Hunting Habits

Electrical Safety: Hunting Habits

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on hunting and how to protect yourself from electrical hazards in the process. Tips include power line safety, specific instructions on how to use a tree stand and protect yourself at the same time, and what not to do to prevent an electrical emergency or damage to power lines. Awareness from the very start of your hunting trip can make all the difference in keeping yourself out of harm’s way in a hunting setting. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart on your next hunting trip! 

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Give Safety a Shot When Preparing for Hunting. 

Electrical Safety: Options for Kids’ Rooms

Electrical Safety: Options for Kids’ Rooms

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on kids’ safety in the home and options you may want when making changes to the interior of your kids’ space. Tips include options for electrical outlets, for the room’s electrical lighting and ceiling fan ideas that can help eliminate electrical hazards and accidents with kids. Awareness is key when you’re making any permanent changes to your home’s interior, and when you consider the options that can make the space safer, you can also have greater peace of mind. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when making upgrades!

Special Thanks to BentonCountyEnterprise.com and to Brand Point for the article, Home Improvement Insight: Five Tips to Redesign with Kids’ Safety in Mind.