Electrical Safety: Ways to Prevent Fires

Electrical Safety: Ways to Prevent Fires

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on how to prevent fires inside the home and keep yourself free of electrical hazards. 

Tips include how to avoid cooking fires, proper space heater usage, and how to avoid holiday hazards that can lead to fire. 

Being fully present and aware of what you are doing in your home when you are using electrical components can really help toward avoiding electrical hazards that lead to fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home and help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to Macon.com, to Michael W Pannell, Sun News Correspondent and to Perry Fire Department Battalion Chief/Fire Marshall, Michael Paull for the article, Do You know what causes most midstate fires? It’s something you most likely do every day. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on Holiday Decorating Outdoors and what you can do to prevent injury or fire. Tips include proper purchase, usage and maintenance of holiday lights and extension cords as well as ways to help prevent overheating and misuse of electrical items, Also mentioned are the pros of GFCI and why you should have them installed for your outdoor electrical safety. Take care as you decorate and enjoy the holiday season without risk. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC wishes you a electrically safe, smart and joyous holiday season!

Special Thanks to TheTomahawk.com, to The Tomahawk, to Rick Thomason, UT-Johnson County Extension Director, to Michael Buschermohle, Engineer and University of Tennessee Extension Specialist for the article, Safety Tips for Outdoor Lighting during the Holidays. 

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.