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

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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

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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. 

Electrical Safety: How You Can Protect Yourself

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Electrical Safety: How You Can Protect Yourself

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on ways to protect yourself and your home from electrical hazards. Tips include issues to be aware of with your home’s electrical system that may require repair by a licensed electrician, electrical scenarios and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock and electrical fire. Also mentioned are weather related electrical issues that need addressing as well as the advantages of Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors. And don’t forget the proper use of power tools to help prevent electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home’s electrical usage and possible electrical hazards!

Special Thanks to LeaderTelegram.com and to Christina Thrun for the article, Electrical Safety No 1 Priority. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards and Their Signs

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Electrical Safety: Hazards and Their Signs

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on hazards in the home that can lead to electrical fires and how you can prevent them in your home. Tips include proper outlet usage, proper extension cord usage and placement, and proper use of power strips, depending on what devices you are plugging in to help prevent overheating which can lead to fires. Tips also include electrical hazard signs throughout the home that can reveal an electrical problem that needs addressing and proper repair by a qualified, licensed electrician before it leads to electrical fires. With proper usage and proper maintenance, you can help reduce the possibility of fires in your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to CBS12.com and to Andrea Marvin for the article and video, Minimize Your Home’s Risk of Electrical Fire. 

Electrical Safety: Facts and Information

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Electrical Safety: Facts and Information

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information and tips with a special focus on fire prevention and shock prevention, both at work and at home. Tips included are electrical fire statistics and their causes. Also included are tips on what to look for that can be electrical hazards leading to fire and how you can take action to prevent electrical overload. Also shared are different types of circuit breakers, proper placement, maintenance and use of extension cords, proper outlet use and proper appliance use. Power line safety is also highlighted, especially while at work. We can take the proper safety precautions necessary to avoid and prevent electrical shock and stay safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and worker! 

Special Thanks to AcadiaInsurance.com and to Richard Baer for the article, A Basic Refresher on Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards in Association with ESD

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Electrical Safety: Hazards in Association with ESD

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on the hazards associated with electric shock drowning which can occur when there is electrical current in the water where the swimmer is located. The details shared today are in association with a recent death as a direct result of electrical current in the water, especially when a metal ladder was involved and where electricity and water do NOT mix with electrical components used as boat docks. Awareness of your surroundings when swimming and having your boat and boat dock monitored and inspected is so key toward prevention of ESD. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as both a dock owner and swimmer! 

Our condolences to the family featured in this updated news piece for the loss of their daughter from ESD. 

Special Thanks to TucsonNewsNow.com and to Clare Huddleston, reporter/anchor, for the news story, Parents Raise Awareness About Electrical Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards

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Electrical Safety: Home Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on home hazards and avoiding overload with your home’s electrical system and its components. Tips include hazards to look out for with light switches, receptacles, breakers and other electrical components. Also included are tips for avoiding overload with proper use of electrical appliances and extension cords as well as a tip on when to have new devices installed by a licensed electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and avoid being electrically shocked!

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Recognizing May as National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

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Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and information with special focus on work-related hazards and how electrocution and electric shock can be prevented. Tips include issues with electrical components are being serviced and how to stay out of harms’ way and the important of following the rules. The importance of electrical covers is emphasized and how they create a safer environment in the workplace. Also mentioned are the benefits of surge protection to help prevent overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in the workplace! 

Special Thanks to PalletEnterprise.com and to Jary Winstead for the article, Safety Check: Electrical Safety Basics and Tips: Part II.