Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Home Checklist

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Home Checklist

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the whole house so you can check for any electrical hazards that may be present and have them corrected by a licensed electrician to help prevent accidents, injuries and fires. Tips include proper use of outlets, appliances, heaters, extension cords, as well as the appropriate type of outlets in the kitchen and bathroom. You can educate yourself on your home’s electrical components and be more aware of how you use your electrical goods and do so safely. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to Circuit.Entergy.com and to Energy Customers for the article, Room by Room: Home Electrical Safety. 

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: 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: Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical overload which can lead to electrical fires and how parents can use these tips to help maintain and prevent fires in the home. Tips include kids’ directives to help prevent fires such as knowing the proper placement of electrical cords, maintenance of and proper usage of appliances, and other electrical goods. This information is provided for kids so they can share electrical safety and fire prevention tips with their parents for a electrically safe and properly cared for environment. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and work together with your kids to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to FDNYSmart.org and the New York Fire Department for the article, Electrical Outlets. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention in the Kitchen

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention in the Kitchen

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on kitchen safety and what you can do to reduce the possibility of fire and how you can handle a kitchen fire if it does happen. Tips include kid safety, combustible removal, proper cooking procedures during cooking and in case of a grease fire in order to contain the fire, keeping the rest of the home safe as well as other people in the house. Also mentioned are the importance of a fire escape plan and use of working smoke alarms and where to place them. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when cooking in the kitchen to help prevent fires!

Please note the year mentioned in the video is not current but the tips are evergreen! 

Special Thanks to City of Suffolk VA, Tim Kelley of Interim Media and Community Relations Manager and to James Dixons, Fire Marshal Captain, for the video, Safety First-Kitchen Fire Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Where is the Fire Hazard?

Electrical Safety: Where is the Fire Hazard?

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on appliance fires and how we can prevent them. Tips include proper handling and maintenance of kitchen appliances, including toasters and clothes dryers, as well as the electrical wiring of these devices, plus hazards with electrical outlets and what to do about them. Be proactive in maintenance and usage of your electrical appliances to help prevent electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home appliances!

Special Thanks to Steadfast Fire Extinguishers Toronto | Fire Protection for the video, Fire Unexpected Fire Hazards You Might Find in Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards in the Kitchen

Electrical Safety: Hazards in the Kitchen

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips in visual/demonstration form with a special focus on kitchen and cooking safety. Various contexts are shown with outlets, pots on the stove, toaster usage and other scenarios showing what’s safe and what isn’t when it comes to cooking on the stove top or with using an appliance in the kitchen and what you can do to take action in prevention of fire or containing one. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when cooking in the kitchen!

Special Thanks to HazardHousemodeltech YouTube Channel, The Hazard Kitchen, and ModelTech International for the video, The Hazard Kitchen|Portable Kitchen Fire Simulator|ModelTech Int’l. 

Electrical Safety: Kitchen Appliance Tips

Electrical Safety: Kitchen Appliance Tips

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on kitchen appliance safety and how you can protect yourself from hazards. Tips include proper use of the stove top, maintenance of electrical wires on appliances, and when to unplug small appliances. Also mentioned are ways to prevent kitchen fires. Stay aware of what you are doing when cooking in the kitchen and take extra steps to take good care of your appliances. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your kitchen!

Special Thanks to Sears Home Services for the video, Kitchen Safety Tips: 4 Ways to Help Prevent Fires. 

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Home Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on home hazards and what you can do to avoid them and stay safe. Tips include the benefits of GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors) and AFCIs (Arc Fault Circuit Interruptors), proper use of electrical outlets, extension cords, and breaker box basics. Tips include ways to avoid initiating fires and hazards that cause them as well as what damage to look for with electrical components that could cause electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner. 

Special Thanks to FastMed Urgent Care and Jay Baker for the video, Healthy Home-Preventing Electrical Fires. 

Electrical Safety: Proper Usage and Maintenance is Protective

Electrical Safety: Proper Usage and Maintenance is Protective

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards in the home and how to avoid them. Tips include inspecting electrical wires with proper maintenance, proper usage of outlets, proper usage and placement of extension cords, caution toward electrical usage around water, and electrical hazards signs to be aware of and when to call a licensed electrician. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart around electricity!

Special Thanks to Krystal De La Rosa, EMT, for the video, Safety Zone: Electrical Safety.