Electrical Safety: GFCI Protection

Electrical Safety: GFCI Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a focus on Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs) and their protection from electrical shock. Explained are the differences between a breaker and an outlet and the benefits they provide to keep you safe and in what context. Also explained are how a GFCI works to protect you and why it’s really important to have them installed in your home. Being aware of how electrical components work and why they should be installed is a great way to be proactive with your own electrical safety. So, Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home!

Special Thanks to PopularMechanics.com, to Popular Mechanics, and to Roy Berendson for the article, What You Need to Know About GFCI Outlets.

Electrical Safety: Fires and How to Prevent Them

Electrical Safety: Fires and How to Prevent Them

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on in-home fires and what issues can directly impact the possibility of fires in the home. Tips include fire statistics in the home, how the issue of electrical overload can contribute to in-home fires and the importance of electrical maintenance of your electrical equipment and systems and how to know when they need repair. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart to help prevent fires in your home!

Special Thanks to Markets.businessinsider.com, to PR Newswire, and to Georgia Power for the article, Georgia Power offers electrical safety tips during National Fire Prevention Week. 

Electrical Safety: Focus on Children and Farm Functions

Electrical Safety: Focus on Children and Farm Functions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the farm and how to keep children and workers protected on the job. Tips include what not to do with kids when doing farming tasks, maintenance and proper usage of power tools, equipment and plugs so as to protect from electrical shock and other hazards. Awareness and cautionary action are key toward prevention of accidents, injuries and even fatalities on the farm. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart on your farm during harvest time! 

Special Thanks to Farmanddairy.com and to FSA Andy for the article, Harvest Season Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Proper Procedures for Homeowners with Flooding

Electrical Safety: Proper Procedures for Homeowners with Flooding

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on homeowners dealing with the aftermath of hurricanes and flooding and how they can best protect themselves with their electrical systems in their home. Tips include proper generator usage and how to handle electrical appliances to avoid electrical shock. Also included are tips for recovering electrical components in your home’s electrical system after flooding and taking serious precaution when returning home after evacuation concerning the possibility of electrical hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you recover from a hurricane and it’s aftermath in your home! 

Special Thanks to PRWeb.com and to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the article, ESFI Promotes Electrical Safety Tips for Victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey.

 

Electrical Safety: Avoid Shock After Stormy Weather

Electrical Safety: Avoid Shock After Stormy Weather`

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on recovering from severe weather and flooding and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock. Tips include proper generator usage and when you need a licensed electrician, proper appliance handling and safety around power lines with trees and ladder usage. Be aware of your surroundings, take extra precautions in the face of recovery to protect yourself from electrical hazards and possible fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner after the storm!

Special Thanks to News-journalonline.com for the article, Electrical Safety after Hurricane Irma. 

 

Electrical Safety: Caution with Damaged Home Contents

Electrical Safety: Caution with Damaged Home Contents

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on recovering from the aftermath of a storm that causes flooding and what you can do to protect yourself from electrical shock with your home’s electrical system. Tips include power line safety, proper procedure for having the electric turned back on in your home or business, and dealing with damaged appliances to avoid electric shock. Proceed with caution and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner dealing with flooding! 

Special Thanks to FBHerald.com, to Fort Bend Herald, to CenterPoint Energy and to Alan Spears, Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management for the article, Electric Company offers safety tips for storm aftermath. 

Electrical Safety: Flood Damage Assessment

Electrical Safety: Flood Damage Assessment

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on dealing with the aftermath of flooding from severe weather and taking account of electrical damage to your home or business while staying safe in the recovery process. Tips include dealing properly with electrical systems and components post flood, handling damage to the panel box, dealing with electrical equipment that has gotten wet, and tips for re-using damaged electrical equipment. Proceed with caution and with experts in the field so as to avoid electrical shock in the process. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner post storm! 

Special Thanks to Markets.businessinsider.com, to PR Newswire, to Schneider Electric and to Chad Kennedy, Industry Standards Manager, Power Equipment for Schneider Electric, for the article, Schneider Electric Recommends Precautions for Electrical Safety When Re-entering Flooded Areas. 

 

 

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Highlights

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazard Highlights

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips and information with a special focus on electrical hazards that may be present in the home and what you can do to reduce the chance of electrical fires. Tips include proper placement and usage of extension cords and power strips, proper use of outlets, to prevent overload. Also mentioned are specific electrical hazards to look out for that could directly lead to electrical fires. Also mentioned are what NOT to do with “smart” devices to avoid overheating and fires. Electrical fire statistics conclude the information shared. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage and keep an eye out for electrical hazards that can lead to fire! 

Special Thanks to Cambridgema.gov and to State Fire Marshal, Peter J. Ostroskey for the article, May Is Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: When a Pool Turns Deadly

Electrical Safety: When a Pool Turns Deadly

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical fatality news story that focuses on pool safety and the electrical system that controls it and why, when electrical hazards are present, they need to be repaired. This story shows what can happen to someone in a pool when electrical wiring is not properly installed and when electrical components do not meet the requirements of the system. This story also shows the importance of having electrical inspections done on pools to be sure they are safe and free of electrical hazards that could cause electrocution, thus saving a life, a person from drowning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart concerning pool maintenance and repair to help prevent electrocution deaths!

We offer our condolences to the family of Rachel Rossof. 

Special Thanks to NYDailyNews.com, to Elizabeth Elizalde, and to the family of Rachel Rossof, for this importance news story, Family of North Carolina Teen ‘paralyzed’ by electricity in pool before drowning sues two companies. 

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.