Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power lines and their hazards and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock.  Tips include what to do when you want to dig in your yard, how to handle a vehicular accident that involves power lines and what can cause a power outage with downed power lines and fuses. It’s importance for us to be aware of electrical hazards that can occur without our knowledge and how best to protect ourselves from electrical current that may not be obvious. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your neighborhood around power lines! 

Special Thanks to Santee Cooper TV and to Santee Cooper’s Power Line Hazards Awareness Demonstration for the video, PHAD: Powerline Hazards Awareness Demonstration Unit-Electrical. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Shock Near Water

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Shock Near Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical usage near water and what you can do to avoid electrical shock. Tips include what not to do when moisture is involved, the benefits of GFCIs, and how to prevent overheating. Please proceed with caution when using any electrical device when in an area where water is present; it could save you life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using electricity in wet conditions! 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolence to the Coe family with the loss of a family member. 

Special Thanks to GoodHousekeeping.com, to the Coe family, to KCBD News Channel 11 and to Rachel Rothmans, Chief Technologist for Good Housekeeping Institute, for the article, 14-Year-Old Fatally Electrocuted After Using Cell Phone in Bathtub. 

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: Home Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on home hazards and what you can do to avoid them and stay safe. Tips include the benefits of GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors) and AFCIs (Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors), proper use of electrical outlets, extension cords, and breaker box basics. Tips include ways to avoid initiating fires and hazards that cause them as well as what damage to look for with electrical components that could cause electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner. 

Special Thanks to FastMed Urgent Care and Jay Baker for the video, Healthy Home-Preventing Electrical Fires. 

Electrical Safety: Holiday Awareness

Electrical Safety: Holiday Awareness

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on holiday safety for you, your kids and your pets. Tips include ways to prevent fires in the kitchen while cooking, keeping cords out of children’s and pet’s reach, preventing outlet overload to reduce the risk of fire, and the importance of working smoke alarms. In the busyness of the season, take the time to take care of electrical items, being sure not to overload your home’s electrical system. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you prepare for and enjoy the holiday season!

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

Electrical Safety: Wet Cautions to Prevent Shock

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Electrical Safety: Wet Cautions to Prevent Shock

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on prevention of electrical shock in association with wet conditions both indoors and outdoors. Tips include  the protection of GFCIs, both indoors and outdoors, where not to use electrical appliances, proper outdoor extension cord usage, how to protect yourself in wet conditions, and child safety with all things electrical. Be aware of what you are using when you are in an area of the home or outside the home when electricity is involved to protect yourself from electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner no matter the conditions and no matter where you are!

Special Thanks to TheWire.Oncor.com for the article, Home Electric Safety: Electricity and Water Don’t Mix. 

Electrical Safety: Getting All Your Homeowner Ducks in a Row

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Electrical Safety: Getting All Your Homeowner Ducks in a Row

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with special focus on having your home’s electrical system in full working order and steps to take if something is amiss so you don’t get caught off guard in an emergency. Tips include dealing with possible overloading issues, what to look for and how to remedy any existing problems. Also mentioned are the purpose of GFCI outlets and how they protect you from electrical shock. Proper appliance use and finding energy issues in the home are also addressed. Being prepared and having your home in tip-top electrical condition is a great way to be ready if an emergency should come your way. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to VVDailypress.com and to Ali Sahabi, President of Building Industry Association, for the article, Homeowners: Be Prepared. 

Electrical Safety: College Cautions in the Dorm

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Electrical Safety: College Cautions in the Dorm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and fire safety tips with a special focus on college students and their dorm rooms and ways they can help prevent electrical hazards in their college space. Tips include proper purchase, placement, use and maintenance of extension cords, power strips, appliances, outlets and other electrical equipment to help prevent electrical shock and electrical fires due to overheating and damage. Being aware of what can cause an electrical shock or electrical fire in their dorm rooms will help them make wiser choices with how they handle electrical equipment in their space and stay safe and students. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Students, as you head back to your learning environment and hang out with your roommates and friends! Good Luck from Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC! 

Special Thanks to BooneCountryConnection.com and to Cuivre River Electric Cooperative for the article, Cuivre River Urges College Students To Be Safe with Electricity. 

Electrical Safety: Illumined Decor

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Electrical Safety: Illumined Decor

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on illumined decor and ways you can avoid electrical issues that can lead to fire. 

We all want our homes to please our esthetic and feel welcoming. That often includes decorating our homes with various illumined options, whether sconces for our living rooms, dining rooms or even bathrooms, or perhaps a simple wall hanging that involves lighting of some kind. 

When we determine to purchase new decor for the home, we need to consider the options of where it will fit, but, most importantly, consider what is most electrically safe. 

Where you determine you want to install them should be aligned with the electrical system in your home; when having a hard wired illumined fixture installed, a qualified licensed electrician is highly recommended to help reduce the possibility of electrical fire to be sure it’s installed correctly, especially if you have an older home that may need upgraded wiring for proper installation of new fixtures.

If the wall decor you want to install is simply a plug-in, be sure to choose a spot where you have a ready outlet nearby or if necessary, have an outlet installed if there isn’t one. Don’t plan to use an extension cord for long term use. This will only increase your chances of having a home electrical fire from the possibility of the cord overheating. 

Always consider the safest avenue for decorating your home with illumined wall art or light fixtures. And then enjoy the welcoming beauty!

Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when purchasing and installing electrical decor in your home! 

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Electrical Safety: Outlet Information for Your Protection

Electrical Safety: Outlet Information for Your Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and information with a special focus on the different kinds of outlets available and how they protect you in your home. Discussed are Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs), Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors (AFCIs) and Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs) and the imperative protection each of them provide. Whether you’re trying to protect children from shock in connection with playing with an outlet or preventing fires, installation of these outlets can bring the protection you need when installed by a qualified, licensed electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and be sure your family and home is protected from fire and shock! 

Special Thanks to ESFI for the video, ESFI: Outlets, The Ins and Outs – Do You Need to Upgrade?