Electrical Safety: Happy Holiday Decorating

Electrical Safety: Happy Holiday Decorating

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: Preparation for Happy Holidays

Electrical Safety: Preparation for Happy Holidays

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday preparation for your home to help prevent mishaps when entertaining. Tips on space heater usage to help prevent electrical fires, proper maintenance of smoke alarms, and proper usage of electrical outlets and holiday light maintenance. Taking care and implementing preventative measures leading into the holiday season can make all the difference in your enjoyment of a holly jolly time! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday season! 

Special Thanks to Markets.businessinsider.com, to Southern Trust Home Services and to PR Newswire for the article, 10 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays. 

Electrical Safety: Fire-Halting Decorating Tips for Halloween

Electrical Safety: Fire-Halting Decorating Tips for Halloween

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on decorating your home for Halloween both indoors and outdoors and how to keep your home and the kiddos safe for trick-or-treating. Tips include how to avoid electrical hazards with proper purchase and maintenance of halloween electrical decorations, tips on electrical lightning and proper usage of extension cords. Also, safety with installing lighting around power lines. Just being aware of your surroundings and making wise decorating choices can go a long way toward keeping your home and children safe this Halloween. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you decorate! 

Special Thanks to OC-breeze.com, to Orange County Breeze, and to Edison International for the article, Halloween Decorating Tips from Edison International. 

Electrical Safety: Backyard Beautifying without Backfiring

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: Extension Cord Issues

Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Issues

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical hazard story involving an extension cord that ended up being a fire starter plus electrical safety tips concerning what kind of extension cords to purchase to help avoid such hazards. It is essential to take care with what electrical components you purchase to be sure they are high quality and properly tested and labelled and have the appropriate parts for proper usage and protection. Whether you’re plugging in a Christmas tree light string or using it elsewhere in your home, Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your extension cord usage to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to springfieldnewssun.com, to Katie McKee of ActionNewsJax.com, to ESFI and NFPA for the article, Avoid Christmas tree fires with simple safety measures, three-pronged plugs. 

Electrical Safety: Tis the Season!

Electrical Safety: Tis the Season!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on this festive, celebratory time of year and how you can protect your home and loved one from electrical fires. Tips include proper placement and usage of electrical holiday lights, care for live Christmas trees, proper installation of electrical extension cords, proper usage of outlets to help prevent overload, cooking tips to prevent kitchen fires, safety tips for kids and pets, GFCI protection, and power line safety in case of a car accident. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during this holiday season!

Special Thanks to Lincolncourier.com, to Molly Hall, executive director of the Illinois Energy Education Council and Safe Electricity program for the article, Seasonal Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Holiday Light Tips

Electrical Safety: Holiday Light Tips

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a  special focus on holiday decorating and specifically holiday light installation. Tips include proper purchase, maintenance, installation and usage of holiday lights to help prevent outlet overload, electrical fires and electrical shock, depending on where you put them. These tips can help keep your holiday safe and free to be festive without fear of hazards. So as you decorate with holiday lights, be sure to take these precautions and enjoy keeping your season bright. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart for your holiday!

Special Thanks to Health.usnews.com, to Mary Elizabeth Dallas, a HealthDay Reporter, to the American Academy of Pediatrics and to ESFI for the article, Safety Firest When Stringing Holiday Lights. 

Electrical Safety: Tips to Protect Children When Decorating

Electrical Safety: Tips to Protect Children When Decorating

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on protecting children when decorating for the holidays. You will learn various ways children can be injured with decorating for Christmas, with a special focus on mouth burns from electrical shock, which, with vigilance, can be prevented. Tips include what hazards can be present where children reside and ways that you can protect your young ones from electrical shock and other dangers. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents of young children as you decorate for the holidays!

Special Thanks to MU School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health, MU Health, and to Dr. David Chang, for the video, Decorating Dangers. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for the Holiday Season

Electrical Safety: Tips for the Holiday Season

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock prevention and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the holiday season and how you can protect yourself in all your festivities. Included are electrical fires statistics and ways fires can start. Tips include proper holiday light installation and usage both indoors and outdoors, power line safety, proper purchase and maintenance of electrical cords, where NOT to decorate, LED advantages, GFCI protection, the importance of smoke alarms and Christmas tree care. When you create awareness with how you decorate your home, you can help prevent fires, shock and enhance the electrical safety needed for a happy holiday. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you prepare and enjoy your holiday!

Special Thanks to GrandCanyonNews.com, to Williams-Grand Canyon News and to Phoenix Fire Department for the article, Holiday Fire Safety Urged This Season. 

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.