Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming in the pool and how you can protect yourself from electric shock. This news story and tips is based on an electrical accident involving a father and son, one of which was fatally electrocuted from energized water. Tips include ways you can check for electrical hazards in the pool before entering and electrical issues that may be present with the pools electrical system and what is recommended to help reduce if not eliminate such hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your swimming pool usage!

Our condolences to the McGrady family for the loss of the loved one and our wish for a speedy recovery of the other family member. 

Special Thanks to waff.com, to First Alert 48 WAFF, to reporter, Lauren Scharf and to Jeff Monroe, Owner of American’s Swimming Pool Company for the video and article, Expert Recommends Precautions to Avoid Electrical Pool Accidents. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pool and lake safety around docks that contain electrical systems with boats in order to protect you and your loved ones from electric shock drowning (ESD). Tips include what type of electrical components should be used for the greatest protection, the importance of electrical inspections and what to do if you see someone struggling in the water to keep yourself safe and possible safe a life at the same time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you swim in pools and lakes! 

Special Thanks to ABC3340.com, to Cynthia Gould, to Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel, to Electrician Gary Graves, to ESFI and to the Johnson family for sharing their story and for the text/video clip, Electric Shock Drowning: Hidden Danger at the Lake. 

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: Power Line Pointers When Working Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Power Line Pointers When Working Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on outdoor safety around power lines when doing spring related work on your home. Tips include how to approach your outdoor job before getting started, how far of a distance to keep from power lines and more. It pays to stay aware of where power lines are located so you can proceed with caution and avoid unnecessary contact, which can be fatal. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you work outdoors in the spring! 

Special Thanks to Windsor.ctvnews.ca and to Colleen MacDonald of CTV Windsor for the article, Electrical Utilities Warn of the Dangers of Overhead Power Lines. 

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: 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.