Electrical Safety: Power Strip Pointers

Electrical Safety: Power Strip Pointers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power and surge protector strips for plugging in multiple power cords and what you can do to use them safely. Tips include proper purchase (what type is best to buy for the most protection), proper placement to help avoid overload, how to plug them in to avoid overheating, proper maintenance and when you should replace it. Every device we use in our homes or offices should be used with care and awareness in order to avoid electrical accidents, injuries or even shock leading to death. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical power strip usage!

Special Thanks to RedRiverMutual.com and to Red River Mutual for the article and PDF download, Surge Protection-Power Bar Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the risk of accidents and injuries and even deaths in connection with electrical contact and/or electrical equipment on the job or in the home. Tips include safety with TRRs (tamper resistant receptacles), GFCIs (ground fault circuit interruptors), Surge protectors, and other equipment that can protect you from electrical shock and fire. Also shared are important safety tips regarding swimming around boat docks and in swimming pools and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water to help prevent ESD (electric shock drowning). In addition, tips for bringing your home’s electrical system up to code are also provided. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both indoors and outdoors! 

Special Thanks to Upmatters.com, to LARA’s Bureau of Construction Codes and Director Keith Lambert, and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the possibility of overload that can lead to electrical fires and fatalities. Tips include proper use of outlets, extension cords, appliances and light bulbs. Also mentioned are electrical hazards to look out for and why it’s important for a licensed electrician to do the repairs. Also mentioned are the proper procedure for charging smart devices and the importance of electrical upgrades when your home’s electrical system is not enough to support your electrical usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to CapeCod.com and to Massachusetts State Fire Marshall, Pete J. Ostroskey, for the article, State Fire Marshal Issues Tips in advance of Electrical Safety Month in May. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Highlights

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Highlights

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips and information with a special focus on electrical hazards that may be present in the home and what you can do to reduce the chance of electrical fires. Tips include proper placement and usage of extension cords and power strips, proper use of outlets, to prevent overload. Also mentioned are specific electrical hazards to look out for that could directly lead to electrical fires. Also mentioned are what NOT to do with “smart” devices to avoid overheating and fires. Electrical fire statistics conclude the information shared. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage and keep an eye out for electrical hazards that can lead to fire! 

Special Thanks to Cambridgema.gov and to State Fire Marshal, Peter J. Ostroskey for the article, May Is Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical overload which can lead to electrical fires and how parents can use these tips to help maintain and prevent fires in the home. Tips include kids’ directives to help prevent fires such as knowing the proper placement of electrical cords, maintenance of and proper usage of appliances, and other electrical goods. This information is provided for kids so they can share electrical safety and fire prevention tips with their parents for a electrically safe and properly cared for environment. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and work together with your kids to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to FDNYSmart.org and the New York Fire Department for the article, Electrical Outlets. 

Electrical Safety: Caution Kids About Overload

Electrical Safety: Caution Kids About Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and fire prevention cautionary word with a special focus on kids and keeping them safe and preventing overload of electrical outlets and strips. When we teach our kids about electrical safety and how much plugging in is too much, we can help our kids prevent electrical fires and use electricity safely. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents teaching your kids and to Kids themselves by preventing outlet overload!

Special Thanks to WRVEC for the video, Avoid Overloaded Outlets. 

Electrical Safety: When Usage Increases

Electrical Safety: When Usage Increases

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on increased electrical usage and how you can protect yourself. Included are electrical fire statistics and how you can avoid these hazards. Tips include proper extension cord placement and usage, outlet safety and usage,  proper appliance placement, usage and maintenance, and the protection of smoke alarms and their maintenance. Being aware of your electrical usage and maintaining the electrical components you own can help reduce or eliminate fire hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage!

Special Thanks to SCNews.com, to Stanwood Camano News, to SC News Staff, and to Camano Island Fire and Rescue, Washington State Fire Marshall, State Patrol and Charles Duffy for the article, Practice Electrical and Security Safety, Reduce Risk in Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Be Prepared and Stay Fire Safe!

Electrical Safety: Be Prepared and Stay Fire Safe!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and fire prevention word with a special focus on avoiding electrical and fire hazards and being prepared in case of fire in your home. Tips include how to avoid outlet overload that can lead to fire, cooking safety, smoke alarm maintenance to provide additional protection in case of fire as well as a fire escape plan so everyone knows where to go and how to get out in case of fire. Don’t play with fire starters and stay safe in case of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your family in your home to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to Victor Fire Department for the video, Fire Prevention 24/7. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards in the Home

Electrical Safety: Hazards in the Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on hazards in the home and what you can do to avoid them. Tips include proper use of extension cords and outlets, how appliances should be plugged in, cooking safety to avoid kitchen fires, and the hazards associated with space heaters and how you can use them safely. Pay close attention and maintain and properly use the electrical goods in your home to help prevent electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Blogs.lawyers.com, to Arthur L Bugay, and to the Philadelphia Fire Department for the article, Philadelphia Fire Department Compiles Home Fire Safety Recommendations. 

Electrical Safety: Extending the Joy

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Electrical Safety: Extending the Joy

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on extension cord usage while decorating for the holidays. Tips include when to replace your extension cords, where to place them to help prevent fires and breakage, and how to prevent overload where you plug in the reduce the possibility of electrical fires. Take the time to think about what you use, where you put it and how you decorate for the holidays to keep you and those you love safe this holiday season. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you keep your season bright!

Special Thanks to Delaware1059.com and to Robert Petree for the article, Be Aware of Electrical Safety During Christmas Season.