Electrical Safety: Lightning Cautions

Electrical Safety: Lightning Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on storms and lightning dangers and how you can protect yourself from electric shock. Tips include how to protect yourself around electrical devices, phones and other sources of power when lightning is in the vicinity and when it is safe to go outdoors again. Also mentioned is what you should do if someone is hit by lightning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when storms are in your neighborhood!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Stay Safe From Lightning-When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! 

Electrical Safety: Your Car and a Storm

Electrical Safety: Your Car and a Storm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical storms and your car and what makes it a safe place to be. Tips include what NOT to do while in your car during a storm to avoid electrocution and how your car may be affected by the damaging electricity that lightning can cause. Stay  Electrically Safe and Smart during electrical storms, especially when in your car! 

Special Thanks to AutoCreditExpress.com, to Auto Credit Express, to Megan Foukes, to The Weather Channel and to National Lightning Safety Institute for the article, Your Car and Lightning: What Makes It Safe? 

Electrical Safety: When Lightening Is on the Radar!

Electrical Safety: When Lightening Is on the Radar!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lightning and what you can do to avoid getting struck and shocked and…well we’ll leave it at that. Tips include lightning strike statistics, what types of lightning strike and what not to do during a storm with lightning to prevent electric shock in your home. Proceed with caution to keep yourself out of harm’s way when an electrical storm enters your neighborhood. Don’t take chances. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when lightning in on the radar!

Special Thanks to The-Journal.com, to Forrest Stone, Herald Staff Writer and to Governor John Hickenlooper for the article, Residents are encouraged to practice lightning safety. 

Electrical Safety: When You Want Lighting Outside

Electrical Safety: When You Want Lighting Outside

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on having lighting outdoors and what you need to do to stay safe and have it aglow. Tips include electrical safety with lighting fixtures, extension cords, power cords and proper amount of electrical load to avoid overheating. Also discussed is proper purchase and placement of lighting and associated equipment as well as maintenance to be sure your outdoor lights are working safely. The protection and requirement of GFCIs is also discussed. With all this in mind, light it up outside but be sure to do it the safe way! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your outdoor lighting use!

Special Thanks to TheDailyReporter.com, to Networx and to Laura Firszt for the article, Network: 7 Outdoor Lighting Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer. 

Electrical Safety: At Home with Family

Electrical Safety: At Home with Family

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on family and creating awareness of proper usage of electricity and its components to prevent injury or harm. Tips include the does and don’t of using electrical cords, prevention outlet overload, the benefits and protections Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs) provide, and electrical hazards signs to look out for that should be repaired as soon as possible to help prevent injury such as electrical shock and prevent electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a family!

Special Thanks to ESASafe.com and to Electrical Safety Authority for the article, Electrical Safety at Home. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Action

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Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Action

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on protecting your home and family with steps you can take right now. Included are electrical fire related statistics and ways to protect yourself from electrical fires associated with misuse of outlets, extension cords and appliances and electrical hazards to look for with lights and fuses. Smoke Alarms are also mentioned and their proper maintenance to keep them in proper working order. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires! 

Special Thanks to WayneCoJournalbanner.com, to Brandpoint and to NFPA for the article, Fire Safety Reminders to Protect Your Home and Family.

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Hazards with Lightning

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Electrical Safety: Outdoor Hazards with Lightning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on Lightning Safety when playing outdoors and how you can protect yourself in the storm. Tips include ways to protect yourself when golfing, when boating, when hiking in the woods or at the ocean front when a storm arrives unannounced. We can take specific actions to limit our exposure to the electrical hazard of lightning when we taken unawares. Always remember that water and electricity don’t mix, so avoid it wherever you are outdoors so you don’t become the lightning’s path to ground. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when playing outdoors!

Special Thanks to The Travelers Companies Inc and to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the article, Lightning Safety Outdoors. 

Electrical Safety: Caught in a Storm?

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Electrical Safety: Caught in a Storm?

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on the dangers of lightning in thunder storms and how to prevent electrical shock. 

We’ve all been caught in the thunderstorm a time or two, haven’t we? When you see lightning zag across the sky, you want to take cover! 

Why is it that lightning is such a danger during storms if we are outdoors, besides the fact that it is electricity incarnate? 

Just like electricity in a power line is always looking for the fastest path to ground, lightning can also present the same danger. 

And you present, just by being vertical on the ground, a path to ground. Not a good thing. 

Yet, often the first thing we consider when caught outdoors in a storm is to go find cover under a tree in case it starts to pour out. But trees are even more susceptible toward lightning strikes due to their height. And if a tree is struck and you’re under it, you become a part of that path too. Not a good thing. 

So, what can you do to stay safe when caught in a storm? Find shelter if at all possible. If there is none, stay LOW. You are less likely to get struck by lightning if you remain horizontal or at least not like a tree when there aren’t any around. 

Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when a storm erupts to prevent electrical shock dangers from happening to you! 

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Electrical Safety: When Lightning Strikes!

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Electrical Safety: When Lightning Strikes!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on protection from Lightning! Included are lightning strike statistics, how lightning can enter your home, and what damage it can do as well as how you can have the protection available for your home and yourself from lightning strikes. Tips also include how to protect yourself during a lightning storm to reduce the possibility of electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during lightning storms and stay protected! 

Special Thanks to WDAM.com, to Ryan Moore, reporter, and to Hattiesburg Fire Department Marshal, Stephen Mooney, for the article and video, Lightning Safety Tips for Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: When Disaster Strikes!

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Electrical Safety: When Disaster Strikes!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on weather-related disasters and how you can keep yourself safe before, during and after a severe weather event. Tips include statistics in direct connection with lightning strikes, flooding and fires. Safety tips include ways to protect yourself with lightning, proper use of appliances and generators, and electrical flooding issues as well as power line safety. Take action to help prevent disasters from directly impacting your safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when disasters strike!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article and infographic, Home Disaster Safety.