Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Preparedness

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention Preparedness

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on smoke alarms and how they can protect you in case of fire. Tips include the main cause of home fire deaths, the importance of smoke alarms and why having working batteries is so important, how often to change your smoke alarm batteries and how often to change your smoke alarms to be sure your fire prevention in your home is in proper working order for your fire protection benefit. Also mentioned are type of fire extinguishers and how to use one if you need to. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help protect your and your loved ones from fire! 

Special Thanks to DailyTidings.com, to Ashland Daily Tidings, to Terri Eubanks, Ashland Fire and Rescue Community Preparedness Coodinator, to Mayor Bill de Blasio, and to National Fire Protection Association for the article, Fire Safety: Defend Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Post Storm Cautions

Electrical Safety: Post Storm Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on storms and their aftermath and how to handle the recovery process in your home and protect yourself from electrical shock. Tips include how to handle appliances post storm, what to do if your basement is flooded, plus other essential tips to help you in getting your home back in order properly, safely and efficiently. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when the storm is over!

Special Thanks to theweathernetwork.com and to Public Safety Canada for the article, After the Outage: 7 Tips for When the Power Comes Back On. 

Electrical Safety: Storms and Their Aftermath

Electrical Safety: Storms and Their Aftermath

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the hazards associated with stormy weather and its aftermath and how you can protect yourself is weather-based scenarios. Tips include safety with downed power lines, car accidents with power lines, portable heater usage, flooding in your home, and generator usage. Always proceed with caution and takes steps to ensure your safety in the aftermath of any storm that causes damage or presents electrical hazards in your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during and after stormy weather!

Special Thanks to esasafe.com and Electrical Safety Authority for the article, How to Stay Safe During Stormy Weather. 

 

Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

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. 

Electrical Safety: GFCI 101

Electrical Safety: GFCI 101

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

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: Appliance Hazards

Electrical Safety: Appliance Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on large appliances and what you can do to avoid an electrical fire. Tips include where and how you should plug in your large appliances and the pitfalls associated with extension cords and power strips. Also included are tips for maintaining electrical appliance cords. We always want to be safe with how we use our electrical products so we can prevent the possibility of fire due to overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home appliances!

Special Thanks to wwlp.com, to 22News, to Taylor DiChello, to Springfield Fire Spokesman, Dennis Leger, and to Brian Zippin, owner of Contractors Home Appliances, for the video and article, Protecting Your Home from Electrical Fires Caused by Appliances. 

Electrical Safety: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Electrical Safety: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pools, both public and private, and what you can do to reduce, if not eliminate the risk of electric shock drowning. Tips include the benefits of GFCIs, what not to have around the pool, and why inspections are important and what should be done when one takes place. Summertime should be a fun time; taking action to be sure your pool is safe for swimming can help reduce the possibility of an electrical fatality from electrical hazards in your pool. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when swimming! 

Special Thanks to PE.com, to  Alex Groves, to Consumer Product Safety Commission, to John Norwood, executive director of the California Pool and Spa Association, to Paul Netter, spokesman of Southern California Edison, and to Dottie Merki, program chief at Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, for the article, How to Avoid Electrical Shock at Pools This Summer. 

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on parents and children and how they can help each other stay safe and free of electrical accidents, injuries or worse. Tips include outdoor safety such as power line safety, electronics safety and other tips, and also indoor tips such as outlet safety, cord safety and other tips. This list is sure to be a help, especially with summertime and kids being home from school, so we can all look out for each other to help keep electricity where it belongs. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and kids! 

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Authority for the article, Dos and Don’ts to Keep Kids Safe Around Electricity. 

Electrical Safety: Flood Dangers Post Storm

Electrical Safety: Flood Dangers Post Storm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on flooding and the electrical hazards that could be present in your home post-storm and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock. Tips include what to do if your basement floods, how to handle your circuit breaker box and how to get power shut off without harm. Water and electricity don’t mix, so beware if you’re dealing with a flooded home! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart post-storm! 

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Flooding Provides It’s Own Set of Electrical Hazards.