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: 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: Heat Sources Exposed

Electrical Safety: Heat Sources Exposed

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

Tips include proper usage of outlets and extension cords, smoke alarm function and proper usage of space heaters, as well as fire statistics and when they occur.

Take care this winter whether you’re warming yourself or creating ambiance for your room so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Tucsonlocalmedia.com, to Desert Times, to Tracy L Koslowski, Drexel Heights Fire District Public Education/Information Manager, to Drexel Heights Fire District, and to Tucson Local Media for the article, Practice Fire Safety This Winter.

If you own a business or home in the Collin County area of North Texas and you are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, do 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!

You’re also welcome to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook where we share electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: Avoiding Overload and Its Hazards

Electrical Safety: Avoiding Overload and Its Hazards

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

Tips include fire statistics, the hazards associated with overload to look out for, and proper usage of appliances and extension cords to avoid overload.

Taking steps to use your electrical components properly can aid in the prevention of fire, so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to New-Journal.com, to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), to Metro Creative and to Longview News Journal for the article, Prevent the hazard of overloaded electrical circuits.

If you have a home or business in need of electrical service or repair in the Collin County area of North Texas, do 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!

You’re also welcome to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook where we share electrical safety tips, shock and fire prevention strategies to help keep you Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: A Home Hazard Review

Electrical Safety: A Home Hazard Review

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the home front and what you can do to avoid electrical hazards.

Tips include proper usage of outlets, extension cords, circuit breakers and GFCIs to help avoid overload and fires.

Taking steps to upgrade electrical components in your home when needed to help prevent electrical hazards that can lead to dangerous scenarios. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Chattanoogan.com, to The Chattanoogan.com, to ESFI, to Kim Bass, president of Greater Chattanooga Realtors and to Mark Dawson, chief operating officer of Mr. Sparky, for the article, Kim Bass: Electrical Safety in the Home.

If you have a home or business that requires an electrical service or repair in the Collin County area of North Texas, give Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to doing business with you!

You’re also welcome to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter where we share electrical safety tips to help you Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: How to Recognize a Fire Hazard

Electrical Safety: How to Recognize a Fire Hazard

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on fire hazards, how to spot one so you can protect yourself.

Tips include fire statistics in the United States, electrical hazards that can cause fires, along with proper usage of extension cords, appliances and outlets.

Awareness is key to preventing fires when you take action to eliminate them; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Kokomoperspective.com, to Kokomo Perspective, and to NFPA for the article, Prevent the hazard of overloaded electrical circuits.

If you have a home or business in need of electrical service or repair in Collin County area of North Texas, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to doing business with you! You’re also welcome to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, and share this post with your friends!

Electrical Safety: Student Savvy in the Dorm

Electrical Safety: Student Savvy in the Dorm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on student safety in the dorm as they head back to college.

Tips include cooking safety, proper outlet and extension cord usage, maintenance of electrical components, and fire prevention.

Awareness is key to prevention of hazards in the dorm so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to OC-Breeze.com, to Orange County Breeze, to Paul Netter of Southern California Edison, and to Andrew Martinez, Vice President of Safety, Security and Business Resiliency with SCE for the article, College Dormitory Safety: A Lesson in Preventable Hazards.

If you have a home or business in the Collin County area of North Texas and you have need of electrical service or repair, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to make an appointment. We look forward to doing business with you so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: Dorm Dynamics for Students

Electrical Safety: Dorm Dynamics for Students

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on dorm living and students safety.

Tips include proper usage of outlets and extension cords, proper purchase of electrical components, GFCI protection and proper usage of appliances to avoid overheating and fire hazards.

Being aware of your electrical usage can be essential to avoid hazards in your dorm, so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Forextv.com, to ForexTV, to Globe Newswire, to Energy Education Council and Safe Electricity, and to Bob Wilczynski, Assistant Director of Housing at University of Illinois, for the article, Beware of Electrical Dangers in Dorm Rooms.