Electrical Safety: Stormy Nights on the Farm

Electrical Safety: Stormy Nights on the Farm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety story with a special focus on storms and how one farming woman handles the challenges of lightning with her farming as well as her electrical devices and appliances in the home. Diligence and awareness are key to protecting what belongs to you, especially if it directly affects your livelihood. Take proper precautions when storms enter your neighborhood and be ready to protect yourself and what you own. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both on the farm, in the farmhouse or wherever you are! 

Special Thanks to LancasterFarming.com and to Joyce Bupp for the article, Storms. 

Electrical Safety: Water Wisdom

Electrical Safety: Water Wisdom

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the dangers of water and electricity and how you can protect yourself during the summer months when water is the center attraction. Tips include description of what electrical shock drowning can entail, safe installation of anything electrical to do with water, receptacle safety, the protection of GFCIs, proper use of appliances around water, power line safety and how a licensed electrician can help you with your electrical components around water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you enjoy water wisdom! 

Special Thanks to Safety.af.mil and to 17th Training Wing Fire Prevention Office for the article, Electricity and Water can be Lethal. 

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Home Checklist

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Home Checklist

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the whole house so you can check for any electrical hazards that may be present and have them corrected by a licensed electrician to help prevent accidents, injuries and fires. Tips include proper use of outlets, appliances, heaters, extension cords, as well as the appropriate type of outlets in the kitchen and bathroom. You can educate yourself on your home’s electrical components and be more aware of how you use your electrical goods and do so safely. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to Circuit.Entergy.com and to Energy Customers for the article, Room by Room: Home Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Keeping Kids Safe

Electrical Safety: Keeping Kids Safe

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on children’s safety in the home with outlets and the best way to protect them from electrical shock. The benefits of Tamper Resistant Receptacles is explained and why it’s a safety mechanism worth having installed versus plastic covers. Electrical accidents with children statistics is included as well as a full description of what TRRs actually do to protect your children. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents of young children and keep them safe from electrical shock.

Special Thanks to EmpoweringMichigan.com, to RoNeisha Mullen and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month.

Electrical Safety: Storm Hazard Awareness

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Electrical Safety: Storm Hazard Awareness

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on winter weather safety and awareness of the hazards they can hold and what you can do to protect yourself. Tips include power line safety and what you can do to prevent electrical shock when power lines are down. Space Heater safety is also mentioned, with a focus on proper purchase, maintenance, placement and usage of heaters as to prevent electrical fires. It pays to be prepared for winter storm outages and be safe too. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as homeowners in wintry weather!

Special Thanks to WEAU.com and to K.C. Brown of Xcel Energy for the article, Xcel Energy Offers Tips for Staying Safe in Winter Storm. 

Electrical Safety: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors

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Electrical Safety: Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on ground fault circuit interrupters. Explained are the inner workings of a GFCI, including how they specifically protect you from electrical shock, as well as where they are installed to provide the greatest protection. Also explained are the benefits of GFCIs, even in older homes, and how a ground plays into its protection. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart and have GFCIs installed in your older home for protection from electrical shock!

Special Thanks to DailyHerald.com and to Barry Stone for the Q and A Article, Disagreement over the safety of electrical outlets. 

Electrical Safety: Watch Out For Counterfeits!

Electrical Safety: Watch Out For Counterfeits!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on counterfeit products and the serious fire hazard possibilities they can create. Included are information about what makes counterfeits more prone to fires, including the amount of wires and the deception of it looking grounded when it isn’t. Look for that qualifying label to be sure you’re getting a safe product! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a consumer when buying electrical products; don’t take chances! 

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the video, Counterfeit Cord Safety PSA. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Kid’s Play Around Boxes

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Kid’s Play Around Boxes

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of caution with a special focus on safety outdoors around electrical boxes, where children might play, with a true story account of what can happen when there is contact with such equipment. Included are tips about being aware of electrical equipment on your property, being sure it is safely secured, and how to avoid getting electrically shocked or burned. Be sure to caution kids where they play so they know what to avoid contact with. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents and as kids when playing outdoors!

Special Thanks to Safe Electricity.org and to the Studer family for sharing their electrical survivor story titled, 2016 TLC “Recognize, Respect, Report.” 

Electrical Safety: Tamper Resistant Receptacles Explained

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety video with a special focus on Tamper Resistant Receptacles, an electrical device that will protect your children from electrical shock. You will see how they work internally, how to properly insert a plug, and who should install them in your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent electrical shock!

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the video, What are Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR)?

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards and How to Prevent Them

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on eliminating electrical hazards in the home. Revealed are some common fire hazards that can often be found in both businesses and homes. Also included are tips for proper appliance use, extension cords usage, breaker issues, outlets and especially, what hazards should initiate a call to a licensed electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart by properly using electrical components to eliminate fire hazards! 

Special Thanks to Dailytidings.com and to Margueritte Hickman of Ashland Fire and Rescue for the article from the Alarm Box, Shocking Facts About Electrical Safety.