Electrical Safety: Shock Explained & How to Avoid It

Electrical Safety: Shock Explained & How to Avoid It

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on older adults affected by severe weather and how they can be protected from electric shock.

Tips include the difference between electrocution and electric shock, electrical hazards to avoid with ladders, outlets, extension cords and appliances and the symptoms of electric shock.

Awareness and Mindfulness are key to eliminating electrical hazards and preventing electric shock; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to TheOaklandPress.com, The Oakland Press, to Jenny Sherman and to Jeffrey H Feldman, personal injury lawyer in Southfield, for the article, Amidst severe weather, power outages, keep these electrical safety tips in mind.

Electrical Safety: Fire Cautions for Older Adults

Electrical Safety: Fire Cautions for Older Adults

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and fire safety tips with a special focus on older adults who are more at risk for fires and how they can remain safe. Tips include cooking safety and proper use of space heaters plus other possible sources of fire. Smoke alarms are also mentioned. Be proactive in keeping the older adults in your life safe from fires and electrical hazards. If you are an older adult, follow these cautions for a safe and comfortable living. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart! 

Special Thanks to FEMA for the video, Fire Safety for Older Adults. 

Electrical Safety: Space Heater Savvy for Older Adults

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a focus on space heater usage for older adults. Included are tips for proper placement of space heaters to help prevent fires as well as the importance of smoke alarms and how to properly maintain them so they will stay in good working order. Just awareness of your surroundings as you use space heaters and taking proper care can help reduce or eliminate the possibility of fires in your home this winter. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your use of space heaters! 

Special Thanks to ESFI for their video, Home Heating Safety Tips for Older Adults. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention for the Elderly

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information and tips for fire prevention with a special focus on the elderly. The importance of working smoke alarms is emphasized along with tips on placement and maintenance and the impact that can have on the number of fatalities. Also noted are the older homes and older heaters and how they can cause fires along with tips on proper use and maintenance. The elder can often be more at risk for fires and fatalities; we can help reduce that risk by keeping them informed. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and as an older adult to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to Hillsdale.net, to Nancy Hastings, to Michigan State Fire Marshall, Richard Miller and to Perennial Parks Health and Wellness Coordinator, Jessica Piper, for the article, Fire Marshall Urges Home Fire Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Hazard Factors for Older Adults

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares possible electrical hazards throughout the home, both indoors and out, that can often lead to shock or fire, especially for older adults. These include mixing electricity and water, use of electric blankets, and overloading outlets among this important list of Hazard Factors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart no matter your age as a homeowner, and, if you know of an older adult who could use this information, pass it on!

Special Thanks to AgeActionAlliance.org and to Electrical Safety Council (ESC) in the UK for this article, Electrical Safety for Older People.

Caution with Extension Cords

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares this fatal news story (with video) regarding a man who lived in an older mobile home and used too many electrical extension cords. Please be safe by not overusing electrical extension cords; have your electrical system upgraded. Stay Electrically Safe!

Special Thanks to WSAZ News Channel 3 and to Olivia Fecteau for this news video and article, Elderly Man Killed in Braxton County House Fire, Cause Likely Electrical.

Older Adult Focus with Electrical Safety Month

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares these older adult-focused electrical safety tips in association with Electrical Safety Month for May of 2013.

Special Thanks to Safety Source, host, Lauren Backstrom and Brett Brenner of ESFI for his article, Keep Older Adults in Mind this National Electrical Safety Month.