Electrical Safety: College Student Tips for Fire Prevention

Electrical Safety: College Student Tips for Fire Prevention

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on college students and their dorm room safety to help prevent fires and how to protect themselves in case of fire. 

Tips include smoke alarm importance as well as readiness for escape in case of fire and the best action to take for prevention. 

Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a college student in your dorm room to help prevent fires and save lives!

Special Thanks to OttawaCitizen.com, to Blair Crawford and to Gwen Lewis, Assistant Division Chief of the Ottawa Fire Service, for the article Fire Safety: What Students should know. 

Electrical Safety: When It’s Storming’ Out

Electrical Safety: When It’s Storming’ Out

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on storms and how to stay safe before, during and after a storm, whether it be typical or severe in nature. Tips include safety with power lines to avoid electrical shock, safety with generators when the power goes out, and safety with appliances in order to avoid shock and handle them post storm. Always proceed with caution when it comes to dealing with anything electrical in association with stormy weather so you can be prepared and prevent accident, injury or even fatality. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when it’s stormin’ outside! 

Special Thanks to RedBluffDailyNews.com, to PG&E and to Pat Hogan, Senior Vice President of Electric Operations for the article, Utility Offers Tips for Storm Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Options for Kids’ Rooms

Electrical Safety: Options for Kids’ Rooms

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on kids’ safety in the home and options you may want when making changes to the interior of your kids’ space. Tips include options for electrical outlets, for the room’s electrical lighting and ceiling fan ideas that can help eliminate electrical hazards and accidents with kids. Awareness is key when you’re making any permanent changes to your home’s interior, and when you consider the options that can make the space safer, you can also have greater peace of mind. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when making upgrades!

Special Thanks to BentonCountyEnterprise.com and to Brand Point for the article, Home Improvement Insight: Five Tips to Redesign with Kids’ Safety in Mind. 

Electrical Safety: Generator Basics

Electrical Safety: Generator Basics

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on generators and how you can protect yourself and lineman by having them properly installed, if needed. Tips include the differences between a portable generator and one that is hard wired into your home’s electrical system and how to avoid misuse of either type. Whenever you choose to add something new to your home, always be sure to research your options and take all precautions by hiring licensed professionals and purchasing what is right for your set of circumstances. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with generators!

Special Thanks to Pamplinmedia.com, to Pamplin Media Group and to Courtney Vaughn for the article, Power Outage? You don’t have to be left in the dark. 

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.