Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Electrical Safety: An Extension Cord Extra

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety tip to help avoid electrical fires and keep you sane during the holidays at the same time.

Today I’m sharing a word about extension cords, those trusted electrical components that are great when you are in need of some extra room to connect to power where there isn’t an outlet where and when you need one.

This can be an especially active scenario during the holidays when you want to plug a myriad of items needing power to decorate just so, to make your heart happy with lots of lights, color and action for Christmas Morning.

Here’s the deal.

Extension cords are for temporary use, and if they aren’t put in a good place, that can shorten the life of thus said electrical component and lead to electrical fires.

Yes, those Christmas tree lights are not going to hang around forever, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared, and by that, meaning, having enough power for all your decorating needs and wants, which can also be applied to other times when you want to brighten things up in your interior.

So, the best solution to this extension cord dilemma?

Have an outlet (or two or three) added by a licensed electrician (if you live in the Collin County area of North Texas, just give us a call at 214.697.3134), this way you will always have power where you need it most at any time of year. No more need for extension cords coming to the rescue when you’ve got what you need where you need it.

Give it some thought: where do you use extension cords the most, especially for longer than is recommended? Then plan to have those new outlets added as soon as possible, since this will decrease your risk of electrical fires.

Oh, and what can lead to those fires?

Extension cords placed under carpets, under furniture where it can be “pinched,” thus breaking the protective outer lining and exposing those wires, which can also lead to electric shock for both humans and pets.

And speaking of pets, they are less likely to get into chewing trouble with an extension cords if there’s an outlet there instead! Yep.

And depending on Where you want those outlets to go, there’s an outlet for that, whether outdoors, where the weather outside can be frightful, or indoors in your kitchen where there are wet areas, your living room, or even in the bath where you like to decorate to keep it looking pretty.

Is it time to add those electrical components before you decorate for your holiday pleasure? Take action today and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC!

Remember, If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Decorating Dynamics

Electrical Safety: Decorating Dynamics

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating and how you can avoid electrical hazards.

Tips include proper usage of outlets, extension cords, maintenance of electrical components, proper installation of holiday lights and power line safety tips.

Awareness of your use of electrical components in your home as you decorate can make the difference so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to KALB.com, to KALB, to Cleco, to John Melancon, Cleco General Manager of corporate safety, and to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the article, Cleco reminds customers to decorate safety this holiday season.

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If you own a business or home in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!   

Electrical Safety: Ways to Avoid Home Fires

Electrical Safety: Ways to Avoid Home Fires

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on your home’s interior and ways you can prevent fires.

Tips include smoke alarm essentials, proper usage of outlets and space heaters as well as safe cooking practices to help prevent fires.

Always proceed with caution and awareness when using electrical devices and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to YakimaHerald.com, to Donald W Meyers of Yakima Herald-Republic, to Yakima Fire Chief Aaron Markham, and to Yakima County Fire District 5 Deputy Chief, Ken Robillard for the article, Area firefighters offer safety tips after mobile home fire kills Yakima Woman.

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolence to the family of Renee Leighty with her passing.

To get more fire prevention tips, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook where we share information around the web to keep you informed.

If you own a home or business in Collin County area of North Texas and are in need of electrical service, repair or installation, do give us a call at 214. 697.3134 to schedule your appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!

Electrical Safety: An Electrical Hazard Revealed

Electrical Safety: An Electrical Hazard Revealed

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on something that can create an electrical hazard and what you can do to avoid it.

Tips include a Q&A revealing what can cause fires in the home as well as specific tips to help avoid electrical hazards with aquariums.

Awareness is a first step toward avoiding electrical hazards so you can Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Fox43.com, to Fox43, to Rachel Yonkunas, to Investigator Detective Donnie Hopple, and to NFPA for the article, Fox43 Reveals: A Common Culprit of house fires we wouldn’t suspect.

If you’re needing to make an electrical change in your home to help prevent future fires, do give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule your appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!

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Electrical Safety: The Importance of Maintenance to Avoid Electric Shock

Electrical Safety: The Importance of Maintenance to Avoid Electric Shock

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards that can create electric shock.

Tips include why electrical maintenance is essential and necessary to help prevent electrical accidents and injury and what can happen if there isn’t any.

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolence to the family and the young man directly injured by electrical shock featured in the linked article.

Special Thanks to WFMYNews2.com, to WFMY News2, Ben Smart, to Tristian Cline, to Rhianna and Nicholas Comer for the article, “My Whole Hand was Black: Student Gets Electrical Burns While Plugging in laptop at NC High School.

If you have a home or business in the Collin County, TX area in need of electrical service or repair, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment with Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. We look forward to doing business with you!

You’re also welcome to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook where we share electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips to help you Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: A Home Hazard Review

Electrical Safety: A Home Hazard Review

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the home front and what you can do to avoid electrical hazards.

Tips include proper usage of outlets, extension cords, circuit breakers and GFCIs to help avoid overload and fires.

Taking steps to upgrade electrical components in your home when needed to help prevent electrical hazards that can lead to dangerous scenarios. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Chattanoogan.com, to The Chattanoogan.com, to ESFI, to Kim Bass, president of Greater Chattanooga Realtors and to Mark Dawson, chief operating officer of Mr. Sparky, for the article, Kim Bass: Electrical Safety in the Home.

If you have a home or business that requires an electrical service or repair in the Collin County area of North Texas, give Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to doing business with you!

You’re also welcome to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter where we share electrical safety tips to help you Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Electrical Safety: How to Recognize a Fire Hazard

Electrical Safety: How to Recognize a Fire Hazard

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on fire hazards, how to spot one so you can protect yourself.

Tips include fire statistics in the United States, electrical hazards that can cause fires, along with proper usage of extension cords, appliances and outlets.

Awareness is key to preventing fires when you take action to eliminate them; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Kokomoperspective.com, to Kokomo Perspective, and to NFPA for the article, Prevent the hazard of overloaded electrical circuits.

If you have a home or business in need of electrical service or repair in Collin County area of North Texas, give us a call at 214.697.3134 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to doing business with you! You’re also welcome to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, and share this post with your friends!

Electrical Safety: Dorm Dynamics for Students

Electrical Safety: Dorm Dynamics for Students

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on dorm living and students safety.

Tips include proper usage of outlets and extension cords, proper purchase of electrical components, GFCI protection and proper usage of appliances to avoid overheating and fire hazards.

Being aware of your electrical usage can be essential to avoid hazards in your dorm, so Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Forextv.com, to ForexTV, to Globe Newswire, to Energy Education Council and Safe Electricity, and to Bob Wilczynski, Assistant Director of Housing at University of Illinois, for the article, Beware of Electrical Dangers in Dorm Rooms.

Electrical Safety: When Shortcuts Aren’t Savvy

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on outlet usage and how you can protect yourself from hazards.

Special Thanks to Macon Electric Cooperative and to SafeElectricity.org for the video, Cords and Outlets with Safety Sadie.

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Checklist for Prevention

Electrical Safety: A Comprehensive Checklist for Prevention

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the home and ways to protect yourself with electrical components.

Tips include proper usage of appliances, electrical cords, extension cords, outlets, light bulbs as well as tips on power line safety and ways to prevent fires in the home.

Taking action to prevent hazards in the home can go a long way to eliminating them; Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Safety.lovetoknow.com, to LovetoKnow, to Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and to The Hartford for the article, Electrical Safety Tips at Home.