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: Student Savvy at Home and on Campus

Electrical Safety: Student Savvy at Home and on Campus

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with 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. 

Electrical Safety: A Schooling on Shock

Electrical Safety: A Schooling on Shock

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on how the body interacts with electricity outside itself and how you can protect your body from electric shock. Tips include what to do when you need electrical installation and why you need to protect yourself from electric shock and its effects on the body. Take care of yourself and always be aware of the dangers electricity presents so you can protect yourself from injury or worse. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home!

Special Thanks to ESASAFE.com and to Electrical Safety Authority for the video, Preventing Shocks. 

 

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: 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: 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.