Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards that may be present and how to properly use the electrical components in your home to avoid shock and fire. Tips include proper appliance use, the protection AFCIs and GFCIs provide, electrical cord safety, and specific electrical hazards to look out for with breakers, light switches, outlets, appliances and lights. Awareness of your home’s electrical system and its components can help you stay educated and safe by implementing action steps to prevent electrical shock and fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home!

Special Thanks to TheDailyNewsonline.com, to City of Batavia Fire Department and Fire Chief, Stefano Napolitano, and to NFPA and ESFI for the article, Batavia Firefighters Offer Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards That Need Repair

Electrical Safety: Hazards That Need Repair

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards and issues that need repair by a licensed electrician. Tips include issues with breakers tripping, electrical fire possibilities, light fixture issues, outlet problems, appliance usage, extension cord conditions, ceiling fan problems, and fridge issues. Each of these hazards are explained providing possible cause and what you should do to get the issue repaired so as to avoid the possibility of electrical fire or shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and be aware of electrical hazards in your home!

Special Thanks to OilCityWyo.com, to Rocky Mountain Power and to Tom Davis, Safety Director of Rocky Mountain Power, for the article, RMP Reminds Safety Around Electricity. 

Electrical Safety: Reducing the Risk of Fires

Electrical Safety: Reducing the Risk of Fires

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the risk of fire with our use of electrical devices and equipment in our homes. Tips include proper use of extension cords, appliances, when it’s a good idea to add more electrical outlets, the importance of licensed electricians, and more. When we take the time to use our electrical goods properly, we can help reduce the risk of damage, wear and tear, and overload which can help prevent fires in the home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage! 

Special Thanks to WebsterCountyCitizen.com and to ESFI and NFPA for the article, NFPA, ESFI Emphasize Importance of Electrical Fire Safety during National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the possibility of overload that can lead to electrical fires and fatalities. Tips include proper use of outlets, extension cords, appliances and light bulbs. Also mentioned are electrical hazards to look out for and why it’s important for a licensed electrician to do the repairs. Also mentioned are the proper procedure for charging smart devices and the importance of electrical upgrades when your home’s electrical system is not enough to support your electrical usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to CapeCod.com and to Massachusetts State Fire Marshall, Pete J. Ostroskey, for the article, State Fire Marshal Issues Tips in advance of Electrical Safety Month in May. 

Electrical Safety: Your Springtime Moments

Electrical Safety: Your Springtime Moments

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word for this very special time of year: spring. Spring is often associated with new growth, new life, and spring cleaning. We often determine it’s time to declutter because we want to make space for new things in life, right?

One of the areas we can focus on when decluttering is where there are electrical components in the vicinity of what we want to clear out.

Are there electrical outlets in the area you are working in? Are there combustibles such as clothing, papers or plastic that could burn or melt creating an electrical fire?

Are there too many electrical appliances in your kitchen drawing too much power, overloading the outlets? Is it time to let go of an appliance you’ve had just a little too long, with older electrical wiring that could overheat and cause a fire?

Are you using electrical extension cords the correct way, using indoor/outdoor based on your location, as you work in your new garden or clean up the leaves in your yard? Are you taking proper precautions when digging if there are underground electrical wires in the vicinity?  

Are you paying attention to any electrical tools you’re using, noting any wear on the wires and plugging it in correctly so as to protect the wires inside the insulation? 

Just noting each electrical step you take during this delightful season of being outdoors and enjoying the positive changes being made can make the difference to help prevent electrical fires, electrical shock and electrical hazards inside and outside your home. 

Remember to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when it really matters–during all your springtime moments. 

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Electrical Safety: A Hazard Check Up

Electrical Safety: A Hazard Check Up

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips for your home’s electrical components to help keep you safe with your indoor electrical usage. Tips include proper appliance usage, placement and maintenance of electrical cords, the special protection of Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs), children’s safety with outlets, an proper extension cord usage. When we take action to protect ourselves, family members and our homes from electrical hazards that can lead to fires and electric shock, we can make our abodes places of comfort and safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when indoors with your home’s electrical components!

Special Thanks to OilCityWyo.com, to Rocky Mountain Power and Mike Felice for the article, Indoor Electrical Safety Reminders. 

Electrical Safety: Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical overload which can lead to electrical fires and how parents can use these tips to help maintain and prevent fires in the home. Tips include kids’ directives to help prevent fires such as knowing the proper placement of electrical cords, maintenance of and proper usage of appliances, and other electrical goods. This information is provided for kids so they can share electrical safety and fire prevention tips with their parents for a electrically safe and properly cared for environment. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and work together with your kids to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to FDNYSmart.org and the New York Fire Department for the article, Electrical Outlets. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention with Space Heaters

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention with Space Heaters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on space heaters and the associated hazards that can be present with improper usage and what you can do to protect yourself and your home. Tips include what type of space heater to purchase, cautions on counterfeits, proper placement in the home to avoid fire, when to shut it off, cautions with extension cords, proper maintenance of your space heater, and what NOT to do with one. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your usage of space heaters this winter to help prevent home fires!

Special Thanks to RedRiverMutual.com for the article, Space Heater Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Both Indoors and Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Both Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on indoor and outdoor scenarios that could spark an electrical hazard and how you can protect yourself. Tips include power line safety, different types of plugs for indoor versus outdoor usage, protecting yourself with tree trimming, kids safety when playing outdoors, how to avoid electric shock hazards, proper space heater usage, storm safety with power lines and flooding safety both indoors and outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in any scenario that can present an electrical hazard for you!

Special Thanks to Newlook.dteenergy.com and to DTE Energy for the article, Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Severe Weather Hazards

Electrical Safety: Severe Weather Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on severe weather and the hazards that can present themselves that you need to protect yourself from. Tips include how to handle your appliances with a power outage, dealing with your electrical system when there’s flooding, GFCI protection, power line safety after the storm, whether on foot or in a vehicle, and safe generator usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during and after severe weather, both indoors and outdoors!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Be Prepared for Severe Storms.