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: Water Warnings for Swimmers and Boaters

Electrical Safety: Water Warnings for Swimmers and Boaters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lakes and pools and how you can protect yourself from electric shock drowning, whether as a swimmer or boater. Tips include information on when electric shock drowning can occur, what to do if you feel tingling in the water, the importance of having a qualified electrician do installation, and what inspections are recommended to keep your electrical system safe and well maintained. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a swimmer and boat owner! 

Special Thanks to MyValleyNews.com, to NFPA and ESFI, and to Lorraine Carli, Vice President of NFPA’s Outreach and Advocacy for the article, NFPA and ESFI work to reduce fatalities caused by electric shock drowning in pools and at marinas. 

Electrical Safety: Generator Guidelines

Electrical Safety: Generator Guidelines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, burn prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on generators and what you need to do to protect yourself from associated hazards. Tips include what is required for permanent installation, where and how to use a portable generator, appliance preparation before use, and where to put it, for pet and kids safety. Follow these guidelines in order to stay safe with your generator use, no matter what kind you purchase and use. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using generators!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Generator Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Wiring System Warnings for Docks

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety warnings and tips concerning keeping waters safe around boat docks and what electrical hazards may be present that can cause electrocution to local swimmers. Included are warnings about GFCIs tripping and the importance of electrical maintenance and inspections, both by docks and around homes. Also shared are tips for when you are swimming in dangerous waters and how to get out safely. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both as boat owners as well as swimmers this summer! 

Special Thanks to Lakenewsonline.com, to Lake Sun and to Jeff Green, Ameren Shoreline Management for Lake of the Ozarks for the article, Electrical Safety Key for dock and home. 

Electrical Safety: Avoid Possible Fire Starters

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and fire hazards to look out for in your home to help prevent shocks, fires and fatalities. Included are fire and fatality statistics, proper purchase, use and maintenance of of appliances as well as proper use and placement of extension cords. A list of recurring fire hazards are provided that need a licensed electrician to properly service to remove the possibility of fire from your home. It pays to be vigilant, aware and active in protecting yourself and your loved ones from possible shock, fire and even death from hazardous situations. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to Kirklandreporter.com, to Washington State Fire Marshall Chuck Duffy for the article, Electrical Fire Safety-State Fire Marshall’s Office. 

Electrical Safety: The Importance of AFCIs

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety story concerning the importance and protection provided by AFCIs (Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors) that can help prevent fires from Arcing electrical hazards in your home, especially if it’s an older home. Be sure to have AFCIs installed in your home if you don’t have them already. It could save your life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to Windsor Fire and Rescue and NFPA for the video, Electrical Safety NFPA Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter AFCI. 

Electrical Safety: When Permits Are Required

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety cautions concerning the necessity and possible requirement of a permit to be pulled when you are making any significant structural change to your home, whether adding or moving or renovating. There may be many pitfalls to not pulling a permit, including fines, having to do the work over again and the possibility of lack of insurance coverage. Another issue we see is work being done by an unqualified electrician who doesn’t do the work up to code, which leads to violations and possible fire hazards. Included in this article are Angie’s List Tips that show you what you can do to ensure a proper and safe job well done. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner, no matter what change you make!

Special Thanks to WNDU.com, to Angie’s List and to Terry McFadden for the article, Angie’s List: Permits for Building. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Tips for Home Improvement

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to improving the outside of your home, including what tools to buy, proper use and maintenance and when to hire an electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to NFPA for the video, NFPA Safety Tips: Outdoor Electrical Safety.