Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming in the pool and how you can protect yourself from electric shock. This news story and tips is based on an electrical accident involving a father and son, one of which was fatally electrocuted from energized water. Tips include ways you can check for electrical hazards in the pool before entering and electrical issues that may be present with the pools electrical system and what is recommended to help reduce if not eliminate such hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your swimming pool usage!

Our condolences to the McGrady family for the loss of the loved one and our wish for a speedy recovery of the other family member. 

Special Thanks to waff.com, to First Alert 48 WAFF, to reporter, Lauren Scharf and to Jeff Monroe, Owner of American’s Swimming Pool Company for the video and article, Expert Recommends Precautions to Avoid Electrical Pool Accidents. 

Electrical Safety: Boaters Beware!

Electrical Safety: Boaters Beware!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on boating and swimming for the holiday weekend and what you can do to protect yourself and others from electric shock in the water. Tips include power line safety and the proper distance to keep to avoid contact, what to do if the water you’re swimming in is energized, the importance of electrical inspections, what type of electrical equipment to have installed for the greatest protection and electrical hazards to avoid when in the water. Just being aware of your surroundings and taking appropriate action in the proper context can help prevent electrical shock and possible death from electrocution. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boater and swimmer this holiday weekend and always! 

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to the Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Safety Tips for Boat Owners. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pool and lake safety around docks that contain electrical systems with boats in order to protect you and your loved ones from electric shock drowning (ESD). Tips include what type of electrical components should be used for the greatest protection, the importance of electrical inspections and what to do if you see someone struggling in the water to keep yourself safe and possible safe a life at the same time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you swim in pools and lakes! 

Special Thanks to ABC3340.com, to Cynthia Gould, to Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel, to Electrician Gary Graves, to ESFI and to the Johnson family for sharing their story and for the text/video clip, Electric Shock Drowning: Hidden Danger at the Lake. 

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: Pool Pointers To Avoid ESD

Electrical Safety: Pool Pointers To Avoid ESD

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on pool safety and prevention of electrical shock drowning (ESD). Discussed are the electrical hazards that can present themselves in connection with pool equipment and accessories that, if not properly installed, can leak electrical current. Shared are tips to help avoid electric shock for swimmers and what equipment should be used and installed that will provide the most safety when something doesn’t function properly. Also described are the symptoms of ESD so you know what to expect if it should happen to you or someone you’re swimming with. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both as a swimmer and swimming pool owner! 

Special Thanks to HNGNews.com, to NewsUSA, to ECCN and to Grayling Love for the article, Enhance Pool Safety: Help Protect Your Family From Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: When Current Leaks In Lakes!

Electrical Safety: When Current Leaks In Lakes!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention word of warning with a special focus on staying out of harm’s way with boating and swimming in marinas and what you can do to protect yourself from leaking current. Explained is electric shock drowning, how it occurs and what electrical hazards are present for current to leak. GFCIs and ELCIs are mentioned as protective devices as well as rules to follow when near a lake with boats and how to respond if someone is in the process of dealing with electrical current. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boat owner and swimmer this summer! 

Special Thanks to Brownsvilleherald.com for the the article, Electric Shock Drowning–The Hidden Dangers to Swimmers and Boaters. 

Electrical Safety: Marinas, Boats and a Swimming Warning

Electrical Safety: Marinas, Boats and a Swimming Warning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and shock prevention cautionary word with a special focus on boats, marinas and swimming in those same waters and why it is dangerous to do so. Explained are the very real dangers of electrical current leaking into the water and what you can do to protect yourself from the possibility of electrical shock drowning. Various scenarios are offered that you might not have considered that could lead to death if the warning goes unheeded. Do what you can to keep yourself and others safe this summer, especially around boats and marina areas. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as boat owner and swimmer! 

Special Thanks to TCPalm.com, to Electrical Connections and to Mike Petengill, owner of Electrical Connections for the article, Electrical Connections warns residents of Electrical Shock Drownings. 

Electrical Safety: Boats, Docks and Water Wisdom

Electrical Safety: Boats, Docks and Water Wisdom

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety news story centered especially around a family’s loss due to electric shock drowning and the offering of several electrical safety tips to help prevent future deaths due to electricity being present in the water. Boat dock inspections, GFCIs used in the electrical system and repairing specific electrical hazards that may be present can help prevent electricity from entering the water. If a local swimmer enters these waters where electricity has leaked, they can become paralyzed, not being about to swim, and, thus, drown. Taking action to secure boat dock electrically can help prevent these deaths from happening in the first place. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your boats, docks and when you swim in a lake where they are present! 

Our condolences to the family who experienced profound loss with their daughter’s passing. 

Special Thanks to CBS News, to Michael Clark, and to Jimmy and Casey Johnson for this news story, Teen Dies from Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Kids

Electrical Safety: Tips for Kids

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire  and shock prevention tips with a special focus on kids’ safety and what they can do to prevent accidents and injuries. Tips include proper outlet usage, protection from the power in outlets, power line safety both in storms and with car accidents, protection for electrical boxes and stations outdoors and more. Following these safety tips can go a long way toward keeping kids out of harms way both indoors and outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Kids, wherever you are!

Special Thanks to OG&E for the video, Kids Safety.

Electrical Safety: Boating and Swimming Tips

Electrical Safety: Boating and Swimming Tips

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on prevention of electric shock drowning and how swimmers and boaters can help toward this prevention. Included is an explanation of electric shock drowning and why it can occur with the electrical systems of boats and docks, and how the swimmer can be directly impacted and drown as a result. Also mentioned are ways to help someone who is in swimming distress without becoming a victim yourself. Be sure to keep your boat and boat dock maintained to help prevent electrical current from leaking into the water and save a life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a swimmer and boater to help prevent ESD!

Special Thanks to Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) for the video, Electric Shock Drowning Information from BoatUS.