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.
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on Holiday Decorating Outdoors and what you can do to prevent injury or fire. Tips include proper purchase, usage and maintenance of holiday lights and extension cords as well as ways to help prevent overheating and misuse of electrical items, Also mentioned are the pros of GFCI and why you should have them installed for your outdoor electrical safety. Take care as you decorate and enjoy the holiday season without risk. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC wishes you a electrically safe, smart and joyous holiday season!
Special Thanks to TheTomahawk.com, to The Tomahawk, to Rick Thomason, UT-Johnson County Extension Director, to Michael Buschermohle, Engineer and University of Tennessee Extension Specialist for the article, Safety Tips for Outdoor Lighting during the Holidays.
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating indoors and outdoors and what you can do to protect yourself from accidents, injuries or even fatality during this holiday season. Tips include power line safety, proper purchase, maintenance and installation of holiday lights, proper use of ladders, outlets and extension cords to help prevent electrical shock or fire. Also mentioned is the extra protection of GFCIs for prevention of electric shock. Please be careful and aware of your surroundings, especially outdoors, when you decorate your home, so your holiday can be truly happy. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday season!
Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org and to Shawn Miller for the article, Use Precautions When Decorating Home for the Holidays.
Electrical Safety: Student Savvy at Home and on Campus
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tipswith a special focus on students going back to school and how they can protect themselves from electric shock both on campus and at home. Tips include safety with electrical outlets, the protection of GFCIs, proper usage of power strips, cell phones, and extension cords as well as outdoor safety around swimming pools and power lines and where NOT to play to prevent electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, kids, and listen to your parent’s warnings about electrical hazards!
Special Thanks to WHIO.com and to Dayton Power and Light Company for the article, Talk Safety to Your Kids as They Head Back to School.
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power lines and their hazards and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock. Tips include what to do when you want to dig in your yard, how to handle a vehicular accident that involves power lines and what can cause a power outage with downed power lines and fuses. It’s importance for us to be aware of electrical hazards that can occur without our knowledge and how best to protect ourselves from electrical current that may not be obvious. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your neighborhood around power lines!
Special Thanks to Santee Cooper TV and to Santee Cooper’s Power Line Hazards Awareness Demonstration for the video, PHAD: Powerline Hazards Awareness Demonstration Unit-Electrical.
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the electrical device, the Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor (GFCI). Tips include what GFCIs are, how they work, what types are available, where they should be installed, how often they should be tested, and how they are different from AFCIs. When it comes to shock prevention, GFCIs are your electrical best friend. You want to know all you can about this device, so get educated! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home by prevention of electrical shock!
Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for their article, Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs).
Electrical Safety: Backyard Beautifying without Backfiring
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the summertime beauty of backyard enjoyment and what you can do to help prevent accidents, injuries, fires and even electrocution. Tips include proper purchase, placement, installation and maintenance of electrical goods, including extension cords and light fixtures. Also mentioned are the advantages of GFCI outlets, proper ladder safety, proper outlet usage and other tips to help prevent electrical shock. Be aware and proceed with caution when beautifying your backyard so you can enjoy the summer time without hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your yard upgrades!
Special Thanks to KOAMTV.com, and to Vatterott College-Joplin Electrical Program Director, Travor Brattin, for the article, Vatterott-Joplin Offers Summer Time Backyard Electrical Safety Tips.
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.
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical usage near water and what you can do to avoid electrical shock. Tips include what not to do when moisture is involved, the benefits of GFCIs, and how to prevent overheating. Please proceed with caution when using any electrical device when in an area where water is present; it could save you life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using electricity in wet conditions!
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolence to the Coe family with the loss of a family member.
Special Thanks to GoodHousekeeping.com, to the Coe family, to KCBD News Channel 11 and to Rachel Rothmans, Chief Technologist for Good Housekeeping Institute, for the article, 14-Year-Old Fatally Electrocuted After Using Cell Phone in Bathtub.
Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!
Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips for swimmers, boat owners and pet owners with a emphasizing caution on avoiding electric shock drowning and what you can do to avoid such an electrical hazard that can lead to fatality. Tips include where it’s okay to swim and what to do if you experience electrical current in the water, what to have installed on your boat’s electrical system, and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether you swim, boat or bring your pet to enjoy summertime activities in the water!
Special Thanks to Upnorthlive.com and to Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the article, DNR Offers Tips on How to Prevent Electric Shock Drowning.