Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips for swimmers, boat owners and pet owners with a emphasizing caution on avoiding electric shock drowning and what you can do to avoid such an electrical hazard that can lead to fatality. Tips include where it’s okay to swim and what to do if you experience electrical current in the water, what to have installed on your boat’s electrical system, and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether you swim, boat or bring your pet to enjoy summertime activities in the water! 

Special Thanks to Upnorthlive.com and to Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the article, DNR Offers Tips on How to Prevent Electric Shock Drowning. 

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: Kids’ Tips Around Power Lines

Electrical Safety: Kids’ Tips Around Power Lines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power lines and the damage that can happen during a storm and how you and your kids can stay safe! Tips include a delightful narrative from a 3rd grade boy who shares his storm story and the safety issues his dad discusses with him both during the storm and at school and why you need to stay away from downed power lines at all times. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Moms, Dads and kids, especially during stormy weather!

Special Thanks to DTE Energy for the video, DTE Kids Downed Power Lines.

Electrical Safety: When Storms Bring Down Power Lines

Electrical Safety: When Storms Bring Down Power Lines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the hazards of downed power lines due to stormy weather and what you can do to protect yourself! Tips include what storm related hazards can look like, what wires are electrical on those utility poles, how far to stay away from downed power lines, what not to touch when power lines are down in your vicinity, what to do to keep kids and pets safe and how to respond if you come across downed power lines, for the safety of all. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during stormy weather and it’s hazardous aftermath if downed power lines are part of the trouble! 

Special Thanks to tpgonlinedaily.com, to Times Publishing Group, to Michael Oppenheimer and to Ryan Peters, Captain Aptos La Selva Fire District, for the article, Wires Down? Watch Out! Downed Power Line Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Avoid Fires with Space Heaters

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Avoid Fires with Space Heaters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the proper usage of space heaters and what you can do to avoid electrical fires. Included are electrical fire statistics in association with space heater misuse. Tips include proper purchase, placement, maintenance and usage of space heaters to avoid outlet overload, combustible fires, and other fire hazards in association with misuse of heaters. Also mentioned are the benefits of smoke detectors and their installation and maintenance for your protection in case of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with usage of space heaters this winter!

Special Thanks to News4Jax.com, to Ashley Mitchem, to Randy Wyse of Jacksonville Fire Rescue, to ESFI and NFPA for the article, Keep Warm Safely with JFRD Space Heater Tips. 

Electrical Safety: When It’s Cold Outside!

Electrical Safety: When It’s Cold Outside!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on space heater use and avoiding electrical fires. Included are statistics of electrical fires involving space heaters and what you can do to avoid possible electrical hazards involving space heaters. Tips include proper purchase, placement, use and maintenance of space heaters such as when to turn it off, pet and child safety, what not to use a space heater for, how not to plug them in, and smoke alarm installation and maintenance for your fire safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this winter with your space heater usage!

Special Thanks to Patch.com, to Tony Cantu of Patch Staff and to ESFI for the article, With Central Texas Cold Weather Here in Earnest, Space Heater Safety is Critical. 

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: 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: Fire and Shock Proof Your Holiday

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Electrical Safety: Fire and Shock Proof Your Holiday

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and how you can stay safe both indoors and outdoors. Tips include Smoke Alarms maintenance, Christmas Tree cautions, the LED advantage, proper use of circuits and extension cords, child and pet safety, when to turn off your lights, plus tips on outdoor safety with power lines and ladder usage. Taking the time to pay attention to how you’re using your decorations and installing them can make all the difference in your season’s brightness without hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday!

Special Thanks to KNME.com, to Central Maine Power Company and to Doug Herling for the article, Central Maine Power Offers Holiday Safety and Efficiency Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Eliminate Holiday Hazards

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Eliminate Holiday Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and how you can stay safe and keep your season bright. Tips include maintenance of holiday lights, proper purchase of new lights, proper Christmas tree care to prevent fires, proper outlet and extension cord usage to help prevent fires, whether outside or inside, and when to turn your holiday lights off. Also mentioned are the importance of smoke detectors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you decorate for the holidays!

Special Thanks to WTOP.com, to Kristi King and to Brett Brenner, President of ESFI, for the article, How to Keep Holiday Decor from Being Fire Hazards.