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. 

Electrical Safety: Holiday Smarts!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word with a special focus on fire prevention while decorating for the holidays. Included are tips for using holiday lights to decorate, both indoors and outdoors and also tips for caring for your Christmas tree to assure it doesn’t become a fire hazard. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you decorate for the holidays! 

Special Thanks to National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) for the video: Yule Light Up My Life. 

Electrical Safety: Question the Insulating Factor

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information that gives a clear understanding concerning what protects or insulates you from electrical shock and what doesn’t. Included are information about rubber gloves, rubber tires, and most specifically, power lines, whether up on a pole or on the ground. The more you know about what protects you from electrical shock and what doesn’t, the better you can be prepared and not assume protection where there is none. Know the insulating factor now. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when it comes to protecting yourself from electrical shock! 

Special Thanks to Machinedesign.com and to Stephen Mraz for the article, 6 Dangerous Myths About  Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Warning Signs of Fire Starters

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on prevention of fires in the home and ways to spot potential fire hazards so you can stop them before they start. Included are tips concerning outlets and how to know when they need repair or replacement as well as a warning word concerning the misuse of power strips and the fire hazard they can pose if not used properly. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent fires! 

Special Thanks to NBCRightNow.com, to Veronica Quintero, Reporter, and to Mark Sample of Sample Electric, for the video/article, Reduce the Risk of Electrical Fires in the Home.