Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the risk of accidents and injuries and even deaths in connection with electrical contact and/or electrical equipment on the job or in the home. Tips include safety with TRRs (tamper resistant receptacles), GFCIs (ground fault circuit interruptors), Surge protectors, and other equipment that can protect you from electrical shock and fire. Also shared are important safety tips regarding swimming around boat docks and in swimming pools and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water to help prevent ESD (electric shock drowning). In addition, tips for bringing your home’s electrical system up to code are also provided. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both indoors and outdoors! 

Special Thanks to Upmatters.com, to LARA’s Bureau of Construction Codes and Director Keith Lambert, and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Storms and Power Outages

Electrical Safety: Storms and Power Outages

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on stormy weather and when the power goes out. Tips include power line safety and what distance is safe from both the power lines and anything in the vicinity. Also mentioned are precautions concerning power issues when water is present due to flooding and what the proper recovery process is, especially concerning damaged electrical components, such as appliances and electronics. Also mentioned are tips for proper usage of generators when the power goes out. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you encounter stormy weather and its aftermath!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Know How to Stay Safe During a Power Outage. 

Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

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Electrical Safety: Following the Rules at Work

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and information with special focus on work-related hazards and how electrocution and electric shock can be prevented. Tips include issues with electrical components are being serviced and how to stay out of harms’ way and the important of following the rules. The importance of electrical covers is emphasized and how they create a safer environment in the workplace. Also mentioned are the benefits of surge protection to help prevent overload. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in the workplace! 

Special Thanks to PalletEnterprise.com and to Jary Winstead for the article, Safety Check: Electrical Safety Basics and Tips: Part II. 

Electrical Safety: Knowledge is Power!

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety Q&A quiz to give you a heads up about how electricity works in your home, including components you use every day such as GFCI outlets, Light switches, and breakers to that trip and why that can happen. Also mentioned are safety with kids, colors of different wires and having your house grounded, plus what can cause a power surge. The more you understand how your electrical system works, the better you can know what to do when something goes wrong. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and get your Power ON!

Special Thanks to KOAA.com and to The Wirenut for the article, POP QUIZ! Is Your Electrical IQ What It Should Be? 

Electrical Safety: Weather-Related Protection

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to the weather-related dangers with monsoon season and how you can protect yourself and your home from electrical damage and/or electrical shock. Included is information about whole-house surge protection, the advantages and what protection they provide. Also discussed are any issues you may be having with your panel box as well as properly labelling your panel box if necessary. Take steps to maintain your home and protect it during monsoon season and whenever your electrical system needs repair. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to KTAR.com, to KTAR News, and to Rosie Romero of Rosie on the House for the article, Playing It Safe with Your Electricity During Arizona Monsoon Season. 

Electrical Safety: Surge Protection

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on surge protection for your home and business. Provided are details on what a power surge actually is and what causes it as well as the damage that can occur to electrical equipment when one occurs. Also shared are recommended surge protection devices as well as clarifying what they do not do and the difference between surge protectors and power strips. It’s important to know just what certain electrical devices do so you know whether or not you are protected. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and business owner as you keep your equipment protected!

Special Thanks to ESFI.org for the article, Surge and Protect. 

Electrical Safety: Air Conditioning Usage

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety warning concerning the potential hazards associated with AC units and where they are plugged into. Included are statistics in regards to electrical fires when AC Units do not have proper electrical setups. How proper installation of AC units can help prevent fires. Also shared are the proper use and function of surge protectors and what they are designed for. By taking appropriate steps to ensure proper use of AC units in the summertime heat, you can avoid electrical hazards that can lead to fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as an appliance user!

Special Thanks to Kingtreenews.com, to Michaele Duke, and to Williamsburg County Fire Chief, Randy Swinton, for the article, County Fire Chief warns citizens not to use extension cords to power AC units. 

Electrical Safety: Home and Work Tips

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word concerning work safety and home safety from electrical hazards to help prevent electrical shock. Shared are common causes of electrical fires and statistics of electrical fires, injuries and fatalities. Also included are tips on power line safety, and the protection of arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and  ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). Stay Electrically Safe and Smart at home and at work!

Special Thanks to ClickSafety.com, Click Safety Training and Pete Rice, CSP and CIH, for the video, How to Avoid Electrical Hazards.  

Electrical Safety: Order of Outlets

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical information about outlets and the different types of outlets available for installation in your home. There are several types of outlets, each one with a specific use, and varying levels of protection. Included are Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets (GFCIs), Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) as well as Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs), plus others. You will see images of each with their name and exactly what they do and where they go. The more you know, the more you can protect your home and yourself from fires, shocks and accidents in connection with outlet usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to SCE.tumblr.com and to ESFI.org for the article/graphic, Understanding the Ins and Outs of Electrical Outlets. 

 

Electrical Safety: Whole House Surge Protection

 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information in regards to surge protection for your home in the event of an electrical storm or other electrical source and issue that can cause a surge. Included are what electrical items in your home that are most at risk of damage in the event of an electrical surge. Also emphasized is the destructive effects of lighting from a direct strike. Information on the different types of surge protectors available, including ones that require an licensed electrician to install. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in the event of an electrical surge!

Special Thanks to JournalStar.com and to Kathryn Cates Moore for the article, How to Protect Against Electrical Surges.