Electrical Safety: Happy Holiday Decorating

Electrical Safety: Happy Holiday Decorating

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips with a special focus on holiday decorating indoors and outdoors and what you can do to protect yourself from accidents, injuries or even fatality during this holiday season. Tips include power line safety, proper purchase, maintenance and installation of holiday lights, proper use of ladders, outlets and extension cords to help prevent electrical shock or fire. Also mentioned is the extra protection of GFCIs for prevention of electric shock. Please be careful and aware of your surroundings, especially outdoors, when you decorate your home, so your holiday can be truly happy. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this holiday season!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org and to Shawn Miller for the article, Use Precautions When Decorating Home for the Holidays. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Home Fire Prevention

Electrical Safety: Tips for Home Fire Prevention

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on prevention of fire in the home and what action steps you can take to make fire less likely in your home’s electrical system. Tips include cooking safety, electrical hazards to be aware of, space heater usage, the importance of smoke detectors and how to maintain them, plus more. Being aware of how we use our electrical goods and maintaining them properly can go a long way toward fire prevention. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to prevent fires!

Special Thanks to TapInto.net, to TapInto Bloomfield Staff and to Acting Fire Official Tom Wilson for the article, Be Fire Smart with These Additional Safety Tips for Fire Prevention Week. 

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: When Students Learn The Dangers

Electrical Safety: When Students Learn The Dangers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention information and tips with special focus on a current event for students and how they learned about electrical safety indoors and outdoors. Tips included power line safety, space heater safety and the importance of smoke alarms in the home. A Video is provided showing the students learning about electrical safety through the National Theatre for Children performance and through school activities. When our children are taught electrical safety, everyone benefits and they can be empowered to stay safe and know what dangers lurk with electricity all around them. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, students! 

Special Thanks to PAHomePage.com, to Jayne Ann Bugda, to Cody Butler, to Priestly Elementary School, and to PPL for the article and video of this current event, PPL Gives a Lesson in Safety. 

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: Fire Prevention with Space Heaters

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention with Space Heaters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on space heaters and the associated hazards that can be present with improper usage and what you can do to protect yourself and your home. Tips include what type of space heater to purchase, cautions on counterfeits, proper placement in the home to avoid fire, when to shut it off, cautions with extension cords, proper maintenance of your space heater, and what NOT to do with one. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your usage of space heaters this winter to help prevent home fires!

Special Thanks to RedRiverMutual.com for the article, Space Heater Safety. 

Electrical Safety: When Usage Increases

Electrical Safety: When Usage Increases

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on increased electrical usage and how you can protect yourself. Included are electrical fire statistics and how you can avoid these hazards. Tips include proper extension cord placement and usage, outlet safety and usage,  proper appliance placement, usage and maintenance, and the protection of smoke alarms and their maintenance. Being aware of your electrical usage and maintaining the electrical components you own can help reduce or eliminate fire hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your electrical usage!

Special Thanks to SCNews.com, to Stanwood Camano News, to SC News Staff, and to Camano Island Fire and Rescue, Washington State Fire Marshall, State Patrol and Charles Duffy for the article, Practice Electrical and Security Safety, Reduce Risk in Your Home. 

Electrical Safety: Be Prepared and Stay Fire Safe!

Electrical Safety: Be Prepared and Stay Fire Safe!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and fire prevention word with a special focus on avoiding electrical and fire hazards and being prepared in case of fire in your home. Tips include how to avoid outlet overload that can lead to fire, cooking safety, smoke alarm maintenance to provide additional protection in case of fire as well as a fire escape plan so everyone knows where to go and how to get out in case of fire. Don’t play with fire starters and stay safe in case of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your family in your home to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to Victor Fire Department for the video, Fire Prevention 24/7. 

Electrical Safety: Prevent Fires in Your Kitchen

Electrical Safety: Prevent Fires in Your Kitchen

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on kitchen safety and how to avoid electrical and cooking fires. Tips include stove top usage, how to keep your kids safe in the kitchen, outlet safety and prevention of overload which can lead to fire, electrical cord maintenance of electrical kitchen appliances such as microwaves, as well as the added protection of smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in case of an electrical or cooking fire. Take care in the kitchen by following these tips so you and your family can stay safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when cooking to prevent fires!

Special Thanks to City of Greenville, South Carolina and to Claude Turner, Fire Inspector II, for the video, Preventing Kitchen Fires.

Electrical Safety: Avoid Fires with Space Heaters

Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Electrical Safety: Avoid Fires with Space Heaters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the proper usage of space heaters and what you can do to avoid electrical fires. Included are electrical fire statistics in association with space heater misuse. Tips include proper purchase, placement, maintenance and usage of space heaters to avoid outlet overload, combustible fires, and other fire hazards in association with misuse of heaters. Also mentioned are the benefits of smoke detectors and their installation and maintenance for your protection in case of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with usage of space heaters this winter!

Special Thanks to News4Jax.com, to Ashley Mitchem, to Randy Wyse of Jacksonville Fire Rescue, to ESFI and NFPA for the article, Keep Warm Safely with JFRD Space Heater Tips.