Electrical Safety: When Lightening Is on the Radar!

Electrical Safety: When Lightening Is on the Radar!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lightning and what you can do to avoid getting struck and shocked and…well we’ll leave it at that. Tips include lightning strike statistics, what types of lightning strike and what not to do during a storm with lightning to prevent electric shock in your home. Proceed with caution to keep yourself out of harm’s way when an electrical storm enters your neighborhood. Don’t take chances. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when lightning in on the radar!

Special Thanks to The-Journal.com, to Forrest Stone, Herald Staff Writer and to Governor John Hickenlooper for the article, Residents are encouraged to practice lightning safety. 

Electrical Safety: Appliance Hazards

Electrical Safety: Appliance Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on large appliances and what you can do to avoid an electrical fire. Tips include where and how you should plug in your large appliances and the pitfalls associated with extension cords and power strips. Also included are tips for maintaining electrical appliance cords. We always want to be safe with how we use our electrical products so we can prevent the possibility of fire due to overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home appliances!

Special Thanks to wwlp.com, to 22News, to Taylor DiChello, to Springfield Fire Spokesman, Dennis Leger, and to Brian Zippin, owner of Contractors Home Appliances, for the video and article, Protecting Your Home from Electrical Fires Caused by Appliances. 

Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips for swimmers, boat owners and pet owners with a emphasizing caution on avoiding electric shock drowning and what you can do to avoid such an electrical hazard that can lead to fatality. Tips include where it’s okay to swim and what to do if you experience electrical current in the water, what to have installed on your boat’s electrical system, and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether you swim, boat or bring your pet to enjoy summertime activities in the water! 

Special Thanks to Upnorthlive.com and to Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the article, DNR Offers Tips on How to Prevent Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards to Avoid for Fire Fighters

Electrical Safety: Hazards to Avoid for Fire Fighters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on fire fighters and the dangers they face daily. Several fire fighting scenarios with vehicle accidents or weather related issues are shared and what fire fighters need to do to protect themselves from power line fatalities and accidents. Awareness can be KEY to avoiding electrical hazard pitfalls in the face of the work task ahead. We wish all fire fighters a safe and life-saving job well done with YOUR safety in mind! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your workplace! 

Special Thanks to FireChief.com and to Mark van set Feyst for the article, Electric Power Safety for Fire Fighters. 

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hazards in the Water

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hazards in the Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on how to avoid electric shock drowning wherever you go swimming. Tips include a description of how electric shock drowning can happen including hazards that are in the water, what to do if you are in the water getting shocked and what to do if someone else is in the water being shocked. Also included are tips for electrical installation near water to prevent electric shock drowning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart wherever you swim and if you are a boat or pool owner!

Special Thanks to GlobeNewsWire.com, to SafeElectricity.org, to Molly Hall, Executive Director of The Energy Education Council, and to the Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association for the article, Help Prevent Electric Shock Drowning, Swimming Tragedies. 

Electrical Safety: Tamper Resistant for Kids’ Protection

Electrical Safety: Tamper Resistant for Kids’ Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on protecting kids from electric shock with outlets. Tips include statistics of child injury with outlet tampering, and the protection TRRs (Tamper Resistant Receptacles) provide and why a licensed electrician should be the only one to install them. Please take care to protect your children from electric shock and take action to ensure their electric safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a parent with young children! 

Special Thanks to ESFI.org and to the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the article and infographic, Tamper Resistant Receptacles: Is Your State Keeping Children Safe? 

Electrical Safety: Flood Dangers Post Storm

Electrical Safety: Flood Dangers Post Storm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on flooding and the electrical hazards that could be present in your home post-storm and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock. Tips include what to do if your basement floods, how to handle your circuit breaker box and how to get power shut off without harm. Water and electricity don’t mix, so beware if you’re dealing with a flooded home! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart post-storm! 

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Flooding Provides It’s Own Set of Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of ESD

Electrical Safety: Prevention of ESD

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on keeping oneself and loved ones safe when swimming this summer and how you can prevent electric shock drowning from happening to you! Tips include why and where swimming deaths can occur through ESD, type of electrical system with boats and boat docks, GFCI protection, and how to help a struggling swimmer to help prevent your own ESD. Awareness of your surroundings and how you go about your activities can go a long way toward prevention of electrical hazards and fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you swim this summer!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares condolences to the families effected by recent ESD fatalities of family members. 

Special Thanks to tradeonlytoday.com, to Eric Colby, to American Boat and Yacht Council President, John Adey and to BoatUS for the article, Electrical Deaths Raise Awareness as Summer Starts. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards by the Water

Electrical Safety: Hazards by the Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips and a news story of an electric shock drowning fatality and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you. Tips include marina dangers that can lurk in the water, what to do if someone is being shocked in the water, and what you should do as a boat/boat dock/lift owner to be sure any electrical system components are working properly to help avoid electrical energy from entering the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you swim and go boating this summer! 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolences to the family affected by child fatality. 

Special Thanks to app.com, to Asbury Park Press, to Katie Park, Amanda Ogelsby, and Lisa R Kruse, to Mayor Thomas Kelaher and to ESFI for the article, Boat Lift involved in fatal electrocution of girl was corroded, Mayor Said. 

Electrical Safety: When A Car Accident Wreaks Havoc

Electrical Safety: When A Car Accident Wreaks Havoc

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on car accidents that involve power poles and downed power lines and what you need to do to stay safe whether you’re in the car or are a bystander nearby. Tips include prevention of shock with downed power lines and what you need to do to avoid contact with possible energized situations and how to exit your car if it is dangerous to stay in it. Electrical shock from a downed power line can be fatal thus extreme caution is necessary to safe a life. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when dealing with downed power lines!

Special Thanks to InsideEdison.com, to Paul Netter and ABC7 Eyewitness News for the article, Downed Power Lines: Avoiding An Electrical Accident After a Traffic Collision.