Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety tip to help avoid electrical fires and keep you sane during the holidays at the same time.

Today I’m sharing a word about extension cords, those trusted electrical components that are great when you are in need of some extra room to connect to power where there isn’t an outlet where and when you need one.

This can be an especially active scenario during the holidays when you want to plug a myriad of items needing power to decorate just so, to make your heart happy with lots of lights, color and action for Christmas Morning.

Here’s the deal.

Extension cords are for temporary use, and if they aren’t put in a good place, that can shorten the life of thus said electrical component and lead to electrical fires.

Yes, those Christmas tree lights are not going to hang around forever, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared, and by that, meaning, having enough power for all your decorating needs and wants, which can also be applied to other times when you want to brighten things up in your interior.

So, the best solution to this extension cord dilemma?

Have an outlet (or two or three) added by a licensed electrician (if you live in the Collin County area of North Texas, just give us a call at 214.697.3134), this way you will always have power where you need it most at any time of year. No more need for extension cords coming to the rescue when you’ve got what you need where you need it.

Give it some thought: where do you use extension cords the most, especially for longer than is recommended? Then plan to have those new outlets added as soon as possible, since this will decrease your risk of electrical fires.

Oh, and what can lead to those fires?

Extension cords placed under carpets, under furniture where it can be “pinched,” thus breaking the protective outer lining and exposing those wires, which can also lead to electric shock for both humans and pets.

And speaking of pets, they are less likely to get into chewing trouble with an extension cords if there’s an outlet there instead! Yep.

And depending on Where you want those outlets to go, there’s an outlet for that, whether outdoors, where the weather outside can be frightful, or indoors in your kitchen where there are wet areas, your living room, or even in the bath where you like to decorate to keep it looking pretty.

Is it time to add those electrical components before you decorate for your holiday pleasure? Take action today and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC!

Remember, If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Avoiding Hazards for Your Holiday

Electrical Safety: Avoiding Hazards for Your Holiday

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday preparations and how to avoid electrical and fire hazards.

Tips include what hazards to be aware of during the holiday and ways to cook safely as you prepare your holiday meal.

Be aware and proceed with caution to keep your holiday happy and free of hazards so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to ABC10up.com, to ABC10 News, ot Tyree Smith, and to Robert Cochran, a Marquette Township Fire Inspector for the article, Home Safety Tips for the Holidays.

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If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Flooding Factors for Protection

Electrical Safety: Flooding Factors for Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on flooding and the inherent dangers you should avoid.

Tips include the importance of GFCIs and how they protect you, how to handle your breaker box before flooding occurs as well as what NOT to do in your home or business after the flooding to protect yourself from hazards and possible shock.

Do what you can to avoid electrical hazards when it comes to flooding and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Social.Selective.com and to Selective for the article, How to Practice Electrical Safety During Flooding.

If you have a home or business in the Collin County area of North Texas and have issues need addressing caused by flooding, do give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!

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Electrical Safety: A Seasonal Shut Down

Electrical Safety: A Seasonal Shut Down

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the changing of the seasons and shutting down your summer space.

Tips include how to survey your property inside and out, including activity around power lines and how to protect yourself from electrical hazards.

Awareness of your seasonal tasks and doing them properly is imperative to being Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to CBC.ca, to CBC News, to Electrical Safety Authority, and to General Manager Steve Smith for the article, Here are some safety tips for closing up your camp for the winter.

If you have a home or business in need of electrical service or repair in the Collin County area of North Texas, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule your appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC Today! We look forward to doing business with you.

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Electrical Safety: At Work and At Home

Electrical Safety: At Work and At Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on safety at work and at home.

Tips include ways to avoid electrical shock, electrical fire and other electrical hazards both at home and at work.

Do what you can to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Newswire.ca, to Cission News, to Electrical Safety Authority, to Dr. Jewell Moody, Chief Public Safety Officer for ESA and to Dr. Mark Jeschke, Medical Director at Ross Tilly Burn Center, for the article, More Electrical Fatalities at Home than at Work in Ontario.

Electrical Safety: For the Field

Electrical Safety: For the Field

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on farmers in the field and how they can protect themselves while on the job.

Tips include safety with work equipment around power lines and what to do if you need assistance with a power line.

Proceed with care and caution when out in the field so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to CovingtonJournal.com, to Covington Journal, to Safe Electricity, to Molly Hall, Executive Director of the Energy Eduction Council and the Safe Electricity Program and to US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics for the article, Farmers: Increase Your Safety Yield During Harvest.

If you have a home or business in need of electrical repair or service in the Collin County area of North Texas, give us a call at 214. 697.3134 to schedule your appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you! You’re also welcome to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter where we share electrical safety tips to help you Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: Power Lines & Their Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and shock hazard story with the aim and goal to educate folks about power lines and the dangers they present and what you can do to protect yourself and your family from electrical shock.

Our condolence to the Pagel family with the loss of Tiffany.

Special Thanks to Safe Electricity, Rock Energy Cooperative and to the Pagel family for sharing their story and for the information shared to help prevent electrical shock.

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC is an electrical contracting company providing electrical service and repair to homes and businesses in the Collin County area of North Texas. Call today at 214.697.3134 to schedule your electrical appointment and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: Cautions with Outdoor Activity

Electrical Safety: Cautions with Outdoor Activity

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on being outdoors and how you can protect yourself.

Tips include how to avoid power lines to avoid electrical shock whether they’re up or down and what to do if something gets stuck in a power line.

Always be aware of power lines when you are outdoors; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Cuivre.com and to Cuivre River Electric Co-operative, Inc for the article, Look Up and Live.

If you have a home or business in need of electrical service or repair in the Collin County area of North Texas, do give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment! We look forward to doing business with you! You’re also welcome to like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

Electrical Safety: After the Hurricane

Electrical Safety: After the Hurricane

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on post hurricane hazards and what you can do to protect yourself.

Tips include specific hazards to avoid due to flooding, power line safety, what to do avoid electric shock, and how to handle electrical damage both around and inside your home.

Always proceed with caution and great care after severe weather; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to WFTV.com, to WFTV9, to Debbie Lord of Cox Media Group National Content Desk, to the Associated Press, to Governor Roy Cooper, to FEMA, to Federal Alliance for Safe Homes and to National Weather Service, for the article, Hurricane Dorian: What do you do after the hurricane has passed?

Electrical Safety: Logging, Felling and Hazards, Oh My!

Electrical Safety: Logging, Felling and Hazards, Oh My!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on tree work and how to stay safe in the process.

Tips include power line safety such as the proper distance for tree cutting, plus what to avoid to prevent accidents with tree felling and what to do when encountering a downed power line.

Being prepared and aware can make all the difference in your safety outdoors; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Pacific Gas & Electric Company, to Lake County News, and to Carl Schoenhofer, Senior Manager for PG&E, Humbolt and North Valley Divisions for the article, PG&E reminds loggers to look up and practice safe tree felling.