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. 

Electrical Safety: Tips to Protect Children When Decorating

Electrical Safety: Tips to Protect Children When Decorating

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on protecting children when decorating for the holidays. You will learn various ways children can be injured with decorating for Christmas, with a special focus on mouth burns from electrical shock, which, with vigilance, can be prevented. Tips include what hazards can be present where children reside and ways that you can protect your young ones from electrical shock and other dangers. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents of young children as you decorate for the holidays!

Special Thanks to MU School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health, MU Health, and to Dr. David Chang, for the video, Decorating Dangers. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for the Holiday Season

Electrical Safety: Tips for the Holiday Season

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock prevention and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the holiday season and how you can protect yourself in all your festivities. Included are electrical fires statistics and ways fires can start. Tips include proper holiday light installation and usage both indoors and outdoors, power line safety, proper purchase and maintenance of electrical cords, where NOT to decorate, LED advantages, GFCI protection, the importance of smoke alarms and Christmas tree care. When you create awareness with how you decorate your home, you can help prevent fires, shock and enhance the electrical safety needed for a happy holiday. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you prepare and enjoy your holiday!

Special Thanks to GrandCanyonNews.com, to Williams-Grand Canyon News and to Phoenix Fire Department for the article, Holiday Fire Safety Urged This Season. 

Electrical Safety: Older Wiring Fire Hazards

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Electrical Safety: Older Wiring Fire Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the electrical hazards older wiring in homes can bring, especially at this time of year, with decorations being plugged in to outlets. Tips include how you can determine if your home’s wiring is an older version that has the propensity to overheat when overloaded. Also mentioned are electrical cues that reveal a potential fire hazard in your ho me’s electrical system and when to get something looked at and repaired. Any electrical overload can cause a fire; so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart! 

Special Thanks to KPVI.com, KPVI News reporter, Deanne Coffin, and to Harley Shulz of S&S Electric for the article, Experts Say Electrical is the 3rd Cause of Household Fires in the Nation.