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: Fire Hazard Signs

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Signs

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards to look for to help prevent fires. Tips include specific electrical hazards signs with light switches and with electrical outlets. Also included are tips for electrical safety and fire prevention in the bathroom, especially in regards to vent fan usage and how you can reduce the possibility of fire with these tips. When we pay close attention to electrical hazards that may be present in our homes and take action to repair them, we can reduce if not eliminate the possibility of electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner by maintaining your electrical components to prevent fires!

Special Thanks to KRGV.com, to the Hidalgo County Marshall’s Office and to reporter, Leslie Aguilar, for the video report and article, Hidalgo Co. Marshall’s Office Shares Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires. 

Electrical Safety: Hazardous Signs Tending Toward Fires

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Hazardous Signs Tending Toward Fires

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on determining if you have fire hazards in your home with your electrical components. Tips include what hazards can be present with outlets and light switches and inside your electrical breaker box and when it’s a good idea to have a licensed and insured electrician inspect it and maintain your electrical components, or replace them if necessary. Shared are the most common fire hazards that can be prevented if maintained and repaired. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home’s electrical system!

Special Thanks to WHSV.com, to Victoria Wood, and to Dave Kilimnick of Valley Electric, for the article and video reporting, How to Check for Electrical Fire Hazards in Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Do a Home Check UP!

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Electrical Safety: Do a Home Check UP!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with special focus on fire prevention and shock prevention with electrical outlets and electrical switches. Tips include specific hazards you can look for, what they can mean as far as the source of the issue, and when to call a licensed electrician to repair or replace the hazardous item or the source issue causing the problem. When electrical issues are not kept in check, when we don’t pay close attention to the electrical components in our homes to make sure they are in a good working order, we put ourselves and our homes at risk for electrical fires due to overheating, etc, and electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart and check your home for electrical hazards! 

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to ESFI and to the Grand River Dam Authority, for the article, A Home Electrical Safety Check-up…

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards

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Electrical Safety: Home Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on home hazards and avoiding overload with your home’s electrical system and its components. Tips include hazards to look out for with light switches, receptacles, breakers and other electrical components. Also included are tips for avoiding overload with proper use of electrical appliances and extension cords as well as a tip on when to have new devices installed by a licensed electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and avoid being electrically shocked!

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Recognizing May as National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Overload Awareness

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Electrical Safety: Overload Awareness

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on prevention of overload of your home’s electrical system and ways you can lessen the possibility of electrical shock and fire. Tips include electrical fire and fatality statistics and what causes electrical fires. Also mentioned are warning signs of what to look for that would indicate overload of some kind with any electrical component in your home’s electrical system. Also mentioned are proper use of appliances, such as where to plug in, as well as proper use of extension cords to prevent overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner so your home’s electrical system doesn’t get overloaded!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article and infographic, Don’t Overload Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

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Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and information with special focus on work-related hazards and how electrocution and electric shock can be prevented. Tips include issues with electrical components are being serviced and how to stay out of harms’ way and the important of following the rules. The importance of electrical covers is emphasized and how they create a safer environment in the workplace. Also mentioned are the benefits of surge protection to help prevent overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in the workplace! 

Special Thanks to PalletEnterprise.com and to Jary Winstead for the article, Safety Check: Electrical Safety Basics and Tips: Part II. 

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards to Avoid

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning and tips with a special focus on fire prevention in the home. Included are electrical fire statistics as well as electrical safety tips that focus on proper installation and use of extension cords, when to call a licensed electrician, proper installation and use of appliances, the purpose and protection available with AFCIs and GFCIs and where they should be installed, and electrical hazards that need repair. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires and fatalities! 

Special Thanks to Edhat.com, to Montecito Fire Protection District and to NFPA for the article, Electrical Safety in the Home. 

Electrical Safety: Indoor Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on inside your home and how to prevent electric shock when dealing with any electric product. Tips include safe use of outlets, cords, extension cords and GFCIs which are protective around water areas in the home. Also included are placement tips for extension cords, hazards to look for with light switches, and proper maintenance of all of your electrical components. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to PSEG Long Island for the video, Indoor Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Fire Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on preventing fire hazards in your home. Tips include the importance of having your home’s electrical system inspected based on its age. Also mentioned are obvious signs of electrical problems that should not be ignored since they have the potential to start fires if not properly repaired. Sometimes, when we take action to maintain our home’s electrical system and its components to keep them in proper working order, we can reduce the potential for fires and fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to protect you and your family from electrical fires!

Special Thanks to ESFI for the video, Wired for Safety PSA.