Electrical Safety: Power Strip Pointers

Electrical Safety: Power Strip Pointers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power and surge protector strips for plugging in multiple power cords and what you can do to use them safely. Tips include proper purchase (what type is best to buy for the most protection), proper placement to help avoid overload, how to plug them in to avoid overheating, proper maintenance and when you should replace it. Every device we use in our homes or offices should be used with care and awareness in order to avoid electrical accidents, injuries or even shock leading to death. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical power strip usage!

Special Thanks to RedRiverMutual.com and to Red River Mutual for the article and PDF download, Surge Protection-Power Bar Safety. 

Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards that may be present and how to properly use the electrical components in your home to avoid shock and fire. Tips include proper appliance use, the protection AFCIs and GFCIs provide, electrical cord safety, and specific electrical hazards to look out for with breakers, light switches, outlets, appliances and lights. Awareness of your home’s electrical system and its components can help you stay educated and safe by implementing action steps to prevent electrical shock and fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home!

Special Thanks to TheDailyNewsonline.com, to City of Batavia Fire Department and Fire Chief, Stefano Napolitano, and to NFPA and ESFI for the article, Batavia Firefighters Offer Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards That Need Repair

Electrical Safety: Hazards That Need Repair

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards and issues that need repair by a licensed electrician. Tips include issues with breakers tripping, electrical fire possibilities, light fixture issues, outlet problems, appliance usage, extension cord conditions, ceiling fan problems, and fridge issues. Each of these hazards are explained providing possible cause and what you should do to get the issue repaired so as to avoid the possibility of electrical fire or shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and be aware of electrical hazards in your home!

Special Thanks to OilCityWyo.com, to Rocky Mountain Power and to Tom Davis, Safety Director of Rocky Mountain Power, for the article, RMP Reminds Safety Around Electricity. 

Electrical Safety: Reducing the Risk of Fires

Electrical Safety: Reducing the Risk of Fires

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the risk of fire with our use of electrical devices and equipment in our homes. Tips include proper use of extension cords, appliances, when it’s a good idea to add more electrical outlets, the importance of licensed electricians, and more. When we take the time to use our electrical goods properly, we can help reduce the risk of damage, wear and tear, and overload which can help prevent fires in the home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage! 

Special Thanks to WebsterCountyCitizen.com and to ESFI and NFPA for the article, NFPA, ESFI Emphasize Importance of Electrical Fire Safety during National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Tips for Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the possibility of overload that can lead to electrical fires and fatalities. Tips include proper use of outlets, extension cords, appliances and light bulbs. Also mentioned are electrical hazards to look out for and why it’s important for a licensed electrician to do the repairs. Also mentioned are the proper procedure for charging smart devices and the importance of electrical upgrades when your home’s electrical system is not enough to support your electrical usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to CapeCod.com and to Massachusetts State Fire Marshall, Pete J. Ostroskey, for the article, State Fire Marshal Issues Tips in advance of Electrical Safety Month in May. 

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: Your Springtime Moments

Electrical Safety: Your Springtime Moments

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word for this very special time of year: spring. Spring is often associated with new growth, new life, and spring cleaning. We often determine it’s time to declutter because we want to make space for new things in life, right?

One of the areas we can focus on when decluttering is where there are electrical components in the vicinity of what we want to clear out.

Are there electrical outlets in the area you are working in? Are there combustibles such as clothing, papers or plastic that could burn or melt creating an electrical fire?

Are there too many electrical appliances in your kitchen drawing too much power, overloading the outlets? Is it time to let go of an appliance you’ve had just a little too long, with older electrical wiring that could overheat and cause a fire?

Are you using electrical extension cords the correct way, using indoor/outdoor based on your location, as you work in your new garden or clean up the leaves in your yard? Are you taking proper precautions when digging if there are underground electrical wires in the vicinity?  

Are you paying attention to any electrical tools you’re using, noting any wear on the wires and plugging it in correctly so as to protect the wires inside the insulation? 

Just noting each electrical step you take during this delightful season of being outdoors and enjoying the positive changes being made can make the difference to help prevent electrical fires, electrical shock and electrical hazards inside and outside your home. 

Remember to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when it really matters–during all your springtime moments. 

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Electrical Safety: Protect Your Furry Friends

Electrical Safety: Protect Your Furry Friends

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the safety of our furry friends, especially cats and dogs. Tips include proper outlet usage with plugs, various ways to protect electrical cords from pet-initiated damage and to keep them out of danger and prevent fires, the importance of GFCI protection around water, protecting electrical equipment around pets and outdoor safety with underground power lines. Be sure to be proactive in keeping your pets out of electrical danger to prevent electrical shock and to prevent electrical fires from occurring if pet-initiated damage is done. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a pet owner! 

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Pet-Proof Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Risks to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Fire Risks to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on fire hazards you may not consider in your home and what you can do to protect yourself from those hidden hazards. Tips include the use of Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors, electrical cord safety, Outlet hazards and how to know when they need replacing, plus whole house electrical systems that may be a fire trigger due to age and type. Be proactive in bringing your home to a more protected place to help prevent fires. It could save you life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to TheDay.com and to Day Marketing for the article, Sawdust, Loose outlets and other hidden fire risks. 

Electrical Safety: DIY Gone Wrong

 

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: DIY Gone Wrong

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical fire story that showcases the dangers of Do-It-Yourself electrical work by an unlicensed person and why this can be a disaster waiting to happen. Cautions about unlicensed electrical work being done in the home are shared due to the possibility of electrical fire and how long it may take before that happens as a result of the DIY approach. Electricity is not something to mess with; electrical systems are dangerous and complicated and should only be dealt with by a licensed electrician. Save your home from possible fire-related damage due to DIY style electrical work being done, and hire a professional! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when you need electrical work done in your home!

Special Thanks to WesternMassNews.com, to Amanda Keane, to Erin Fitzsimonds, to Dennis Leger of the Springfield Fire Department, and to Aaron Cole, Electrical Inspector of the City of Springfield, for the article/news story and video, Unlicensed Electrical Work Blamed for House Fire in Springfield.