Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety tip to help avoid electrical fires and keep you sane during the holidays at the same time.

Today I’m sharing a word about extension cords, those trusted electrical components that are great when you are in need of some extra room to connect to power where there isn’t an outlet where and when you need one.

This can be an especially active scenario during the holidays when you want to plug a myriad of items needing power to decorate just so, to make your heart happy with lots of lights, color and action for Christmas Morning.

Here’s the deal.

Extension cords are for temporary use, and if they aren’t put in a good place, that can shorten the life of thus said electrical component and lead to electrical fires.

Yes, those Christmas tree lights are not going to hang around forever, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared, and by that, meaning, having enough power for all your decorating needs and wants, which can also be applied to other times when you want to brighten things up in your interior.

So, the best solution to this extension cord dilemma?

Have an outlet (or two or three) added by a licensed electrician (if you live in the Collin County area of North Texas, just give us a call at 214.697.3134), this way you will always have power where you need it most at any time of year. No more need for extension cords coming to the rescue when you’ve got what you need where you need it.

Give it some thought: where do you use extension cords the most, especially for longer than is recommended? Then plan to have those new outlets added as soon as possible, since this will decrease your risk of electrical fires.

Oh, and what can lead to those fires?

Extension cords placed under carpets, under furniture where it can be “pinched,” thus breaking the protective outer lining and exposing those wires, which can also lead to electric shock for both humans and pets.

And speaking of pets, they are less likely to get into chewing trouble with an extension cords if there’s an outlet there instead! Yep.

And depending on Where you want those outlets to go, there’s an outlet for that, whether outdoors, where the weather outside can be frightful, or indoors in your kitchen where there are wet areas, your living room, or even in the bath where you like to decorate to keep it looking pretty.

Is it time to add those electrical components before you decorate for your holiday pleasure? Take action today and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC!

Remember, If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Heating Sources and Decorating Hazards

Electrical Safety: Heating Sources and Decorating Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the colder months and holiday season hazards and how you can protect yourself.

Tips include electrical hazards associated with Christmas trees and using improper heating methods that can create fire hazards as well as smoke detector savvy.

Fires can start when we aren’t aware of hazards ahead of time, so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to TimesReporter.com, to Lee Morrison, TimesReporter.com Staff Writer, to Dover Fire Chief, Russ Volkert, to US Fire Administration, to Tim O’Toole, Regional Disaster Officer at The Red Cross, NorthEast Ohio Region, and to The Red Cross for the article, Prepare for fire safety before winter’s worst.

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If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Flooding Factors for Protection

Electrical Safety: Flooding Factors for Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on flooding and the inherent dangers you should avoid.

Tips include the importance of GFCIs and how they protect you, how to handle your breaker box before flooding occurs as well as what NOT to do in your home or business after the flooding to protect yourself from hazards and possible shock.

Do what you can to avoid electrical hazards when it comes to flooding and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Social.Selective.com and to Selective for the article, How to Practice Electrical Safety During Flooding.

If you have a home or business in the Collin County area of North Texas and have issues need addressing caused by flooding, do give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!

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Electrical Safety: After the Hurricane

Electrical Safety: After the Hurricane

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on post hurricane hazards and what you can do to protect yourself.

Tips include specific hazards to avoid due to flooding, power line safety, what to do avoid electric shock, and how to handle electrical damage both around and inside your home.

Always proceed with caution and great care after severe weather; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to WFTV.com, to WFTV9, to Debbie Lord of Cox Media Group National Content Desk, to the Associated Press, to Governor Roy Cooper, to FEMA, to Federal Alliance for Safe Homes and to National Weather Service, for the article, Hurricane Dorian: What do you do after the hurricane has passed?

Electrical Safety: Lightning Dangers to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Lightning Dangers to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lightning safety and what you can do to avoid electrical hazards!

Tips include the safest place to be when a storm is on the horizon, how to know when to go indoors, and what to do if someone is struck by lightning.

Always be aware of weather where you are so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Stay Safe from Lightning-when thunder roars, go indoors!

Electrical Safety: Shock Explained & How to Avoid It

Electrical Safety: Shock Explained & How to Avoid It

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on older adults affected by severe weather and how they can be protected from electric shock.

Tips include the difference between electrocution and electric shock, electrical hazards to avoid with ladders, outlets, extension cords and appliances and the symptoms of electric shock.

Awareness and Mindfulness are key to eliminating electrical hazards and preventing electric shock; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to TheOaklandPress.com, The Oakland Press, to Jenny Sherman and to Jeffrey H Feldman, personal injury lawyer in Southfield, for the article, Amidst severe weather, power outages, keep these electrical safety tips in mind.

Electrical Safety: Lake Levels Create Hazards

Electrical Safety: Lake Levels Create Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lakes, boating and swimming and how you can protect yourself from electrical hazards.

Tips include the risk of electric shock drowning and how to protect yourself in lake regions in marinas for boating.

Always proceed with caution when swimming and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to UpperMichiganssource.com, to US Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District and to TV6 for the article, Breakwater Safety Hazards up with High Great Lakes Water Levels.

Electrical Safety: Flooding Cautions at All Stages

Electrical Safety: Flooding Cautions at All Stages

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on flooding and the hazards you can avoid at all stages of severe weather.

Tips include how to handle flooding in your home to avoid electrical shock with flooding from severe weather.

Always proceed with caution and do all you can to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to DailyWorld.com, to Daily World, to National Weather Service and to Aaron A Bedoya of Lafayette Daily Advertiser for the article, Facing a Flooding Threat: How to prepare for rising waters, staying safe when they do.

Electrical Safety: Preparing The Workspace for Weather Disasters

Electrical Safety: Preparing The Workspace for Weather Disasters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for the event of weather related disasters that can impact the workspace.

Tips include steps to take before and after a storm, including GFCI safety and electronics safety.

It always pays to be prepared and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org and to ESFI for the article and infographic, Prepare Your Business and Recover from a Natural Disaster.

Electrical Safety: When Hurricanes Are in the Forecast

Electrical Safety: When Hurricanes are in the Forecast

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on hurricane season and how you can prepare and survive safely.

Tips include generator usage and placement, smoke alarm usage, and dealing with wet appliances.

Be prepared and proceed with caution when affected by a hurricane and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to PRNewswire.com, to Cision, to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and to Ann Marie Buerkle, CPSC Acting Chairman, for the article, Safety in the Storm: CPSC Life-Saving Tips on Surviving the 2019 Hurricane Season.