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. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazards in Older Home Wiring

Electrical Safety: Fire Hazards in Older Home Wiring

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on older wiring in homes and the potential there is for arcing and sparking of fires. Tips include having your home’s electrical system inspected by a licensed electrician and having the wiring replaced if needed. Also discussed are the hazards associated with damaged wiring in walls, under furniture, etc, that can lead to fires. The benefits of Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors are explained concerning protecting your home from these electrical hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner especially if your home has older wiring! 

Our condolences to the family effected by the house fire whose family member passed away featured in this video. 

Special Thanks to National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance as well as the other authorities who share these tips on this video, Hidden Electrical Hazards, P 1. 

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on farms and the electrical hazards that may be present and how to avoid those hazards. Tips include Rules to follow on the job to prevent electrical shock, injury or even death, circuit breaker pointers, electrical hazards to look out for both with equipment and underground, and safety steps with a farm equipment vehicle in case of electrical contact. Awareness of what can be a danger on the job with farm equipment can make the difference between an electrical hazard’s harm and staying safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm! 

Special Thanks to CapitalPress.com, to Carol Ryan Dumas, and to Power Quality Engineer for Idaho Power, Paul Ortmann for the article, Electrical Safety on the Farm Demands Thinking Ahead. 

Electrical Safety: Stormy Weather and Power Outages

Electrical Safety: Stormy Weather and Power Outages

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on stormy weather and when a power outage occurs. Tips include what to do with your appliances if the power goes out, what distance to keep from downed power lines, how to prevent electrical shock in your basement, and what to do if your home’s electrical system has been damaged. Stormy weather can cause all kinds of problems so be prepared and proceed with caution in the aftermath. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during storms and power outages!

Special Thanks to ESASafe.com and to Electrical Safety Authority for the article and infographic, Power Outages and 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: Possible Fire “Spots” in Your Home

Electrical Safety: Possible Fire “Spots” in Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on areas in your home that can lead to fire and what you can do to make those hazard “spots” become safe places. Tips include fireplace safety, electrical box safety, keeping combustibles away from stove along with other cooking tips, plus other fire prevention focus tips. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this winter when fires are more likely to occur!

Special Thanks to WOODTV8 for the video, Video: Spotting Fire House in Your House. 

Electrical Safety: Hazardous Signs Tending Toward Fires

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Hazardous Signs Tending Toward Fires

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on determining if you have fire hazards in your home with your electrical components. Tips include what hazards can be present with outlets and light switches and inside your electrical breaker box and when it’s a good idea to have a licensed and insured electrician inspect it and maintain your electrical components, or replace them if necessary. Shared are the most common fire hazards that can be prevented if maintained and repaired. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home’s electrical system!

Special Thanks to WHSV.com, to Victoria Wood, and to Dave Kilimnick of Valley Electric, for the article and video reporting, How to Check for Electrical Fire Hazards in Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Older Wiring Fire Hazards

outlet with plug for blog post

Electrical Safety: Older Wiring Fire Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the electrical hazards older wiring in homes can bring, especially at this time of year, with decorations being plugged in to outlets. Tips include how you can determine if your home’s wiring is an older version that has the propensity to overheat when overloaded. Also mentioned are electrical cues that reveal a potential fire hazard in your ho me’s electrical system and when to get something looked at and repaired. Any electrical overload can cause a fire; so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart! 

Special Thanks to KPVI.com, KPVI News reporter, Deanne Coffin, and to Harley Shulz of S&S Electric for the article, Experts Say Electrical is the 3rd Cause of Household Fires in the Nation.