Electrical Safety: Winter and Holiday Hazards

Electrical Safety: Winter and Holiday Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on winter and holiday hazards and what you can do to protect yourself from electrical fires! Tips include Christmas Tree hazards, proper usage of electrical outlets to prevent overload, proper tree light handling, and the importance of smoke detectors in the case of electrical fires. Take care and be aware of how you decorate for the holidays, keeping electrical safety in mind. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during the holidays when it’s cold outside!

Special Thanks to GreenvilleAdvocate.com, to The Greenville Advocate, to Matt Hutcheson, to Captain Less Liller of the Greenville Fire Department and to the U. S. Fire Administration for the article, Safety Concerns arise amid cold weather, holiday. 

Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Usage Gone Wrong

Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Usage Gone Wrong

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the use of extension cords and other electrical hazards that can lead to fires and what you can do to prevent them. Included are electrical fire statistics and how to reduce the possibility of fires in your home. Tips include proper usage of extension cords in conjunction with appliances and how to prevent overheating. Also mentioned are proper care of Christmas trees to prevent fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday season and stay free of fires! 

Special Thanks to ABC27.com, ABC27 News, Dawn White, Lebanon Fire Commissioner, Duane Trautman, Joya Morrissey, owner of Lebanon Farmer’s Market, and to the National Fire Protection Association for the article, Three tips to prevent starting a fire in your home this holiday season. 

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: Backyard Beautifying without Backfiring

Electrical Safety: Backyard Beautifying without Backfiring

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the summertime beauty of backyard enjoyment and what you can do to help prevent accidents, injuries, fires and even electrocution. Tips include proper purchase, placement, installation and maintenance of electrical goods, including extension cords and light fixtures. Also mentioned are the advantages of GFCI outlets, proper ladder safety, proper outlet usage and other tips to help prevent electrical shock. Be aware and proceed with caution when beautifying your backyard so you can enjoy the summer time without hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your yard upgrades!

Special Thanks to KOAMTV.com, and to Vatterott College-Joplin Electrical Program Director, Travor Brattin, for the article, Vatterott-Joplin Offers Summer Time Backyard Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Protect Your Furry Friends

Electrical Safety: Protect Your Furry Friends

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the safety of our furry friends, especially cats and dogs. Tips include proper outlet usage with plugs, various ways to protect electrical cords from pet-initiated damage and to keep them out of danger and prevent fires, the importance of GFCI protection around water, protecting electrical equipment around pets and outdoor safety with underground power lines. Be sure to be proactive in keeping your pets out of electrical danger to prevent electrical shock and to prevent electrical fires from occurring if pet-initiated damage is done. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a pet owner! 

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Pet-Proof Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Metallic Balloons and Their Hazards

Electrical Safety: Metallic Balloons and Their Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on those fun little colorful and sometimes metallic celebratory item called a balloon and what you can do to help prevent electrical hazards and mishaps if you receive or give one to another. Tips include how to dispose of the balloons, and how to keep them and yourself away from power lines and what to do if a balloon gets stuck in a power line. Balloons are a fun way to add color and decoration to celebrate a special occasion but be responsible with their disposal. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your decorative metallic balloons!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Don’t Let Metallic Balloons Ruin the Party. 

Electrical Safety: Dry Christmas Tree Hazards!

Electrical Safety: Dry Christmas Tree Hazards!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on our live Christmas trees and why, at this time, they are a fire hazard and what you can do to protect yourself from this problem. Included are electrical fire statistics involving Christmas trees due to extended exposure to heat when too dry. Tips include proper removal of electrical Christmas lights, proper maintenance to help prevent electrical shock and fire, and proper storage tips of those lights. O Christmas Tree, we love thee, but it’s time to say goodbye. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart by disposing of your live Christmas tree before it becomes a fire! 

Special Thanks to Community.nfpa.org, to Susan McKelvey, and to NFPA for the article, Promptly dispose of Christmas trees after the holiday season! 

Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Issues

Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Issues

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical hazard story involving an extension cord that ended up being a fire starter plus electrical safety tips concerning what kind of extension cords to purchase to help avoid such hazards. It is essential to take care with what electrical components you purchase to be sure they are high quality and properly tested and labelled and have the appropriate parts for proper usage and protection. Whether you’re plugging in a Christmas tree light string or using it elsewhere in your home, Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your extension cord usage to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to springfieldnewssun.com, to Katie McKee of ActionNewsJax.com, to ESFI and NFPA for the article, Avoid Christmas tree fires with simple safety measures, three-pronged plugs. 

Electrical Safety: Tis the Season!

Electrical Safety: Tis the Season!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on this festive, celebratory time of year and how you can protect your home and loved one from electrical fires. Tips include proper placement and usage of electrical holiday lights, care for live Christmas trees, proper installation of electrical extension cords, proper usage of outlets to help prevent overload, cooking tips to prevent kitchen fires, safety tips for kids and pets, GFCI protection, and power line safety in case of a car accident. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during this holiday season!

Special Thanks to Lincolncourier.com, to Molly Hall, executive director of the Illinois Energy Education Council and Safe Electricity program for the article, Seasonal Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Holiday Light Tips

Electrical Safety: Holiday Light Tips

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a  special focus on holiday decorating and specifically holiday light installation. Tips include proper purchase, maintenance, installation and usage of holiday lights to help prevent outlet overload, electrical fires and electrical shock, depending on where you put them. These tips can help keep your holiday safe and free to be festive without fear of hazards. So as you decorate with holiday lights, be sure to take these precautions and enjoy keeping your season bright. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart for your holiday!

Special Thanks to Health.usnews.com, to Mary Elizabeth Dallas, a HealthDay Reporter, to the American Academy of Pediatrics and to ESFI for the article, Safety Firest When Stringing Holiday Lights.