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: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pool and lake safety around docks that contain electrical systems with boats in order to protect you and your loved ones from electric shock drowning (ESD). Tips include what type of electrical components should be used for the greatest protection, the importance of electrical inspections and what to do if you see someone struggling in the water to keep yourself safe and possible safe a life at the same time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you swim in pools and lakes! 

Special Thanks to ABC3340.com, to Cynthia Gould, to Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel, to Electrician Gary Graves, to ESFI and to the Johnson family for sharing their story and for the text/video clip, Electric Shock Drowning: Hidden Danger at the Lake. 

Electrical Safety: Power Strip Pointers

Electrical Safety: Power Strip Pointers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power and surge protector strips for plugging in multiple power cords and what you can do to use them safely. Tips include proper purchase (what type is best to buy for the most protection), proper placement to help avoid overload, how to plug them in to avoid overheating, proper maintenance and when you should replace it. Every device we use in our homes or offices should be used with care and awareness in order to avoid electrical accidents, injuries or even shock leading to death. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical power strip usage!

Special Thanks to RedRiverMutual.com and to Red River Mutual for the article and PDF download, Surge Protection-Power Bar Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Tips on Fair Rides

Electrical Safety: Tips on Fair Rides

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on rides at local fairs as well as in amusement parks. With the season of warm weather and special events being initiated, electrical safety should be on every participant’s mind. So how can you protect yourself concerning the rides you choose to go on? Tips shared are focused on what to look for with each individual ride which will give you a clue concerning safety, inspections and hazards that may already be present that you can avoid simply by being aware. Take care as you engage with celebratory events and fun activities during these warmer months. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with outdoor activities at the fair! 

Special Thanks to Kiro7.com, to Kiro 7 News Staff and to Washington State’s Labor and Industries for the article, How do you know a fair ride is safe? 

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: 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: A Safety Checklist for the Farm

Electrical Safety: A Safety Checklist for the Farm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety checklist for fire and shock prevention with a special focus on the farm and what should be checked to determine if any electrical hazards are present. The check list includes questions about outlets, wiring, cords, power tools, equipment, power lines and more. Before starting any day on farm, electrical safety should be of paramount importance and awareness of any possible electrical hazards is key toward prevention of harm, accidents and even fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm! 

Special Thanks to umash.umn.edu for the article and additional resources, Farm Safety Check: Electrical Safety. 

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.