Electrical Safety: Hazards to Avoid after the Storm

Electrical Safety: Hazards to Avoid after the Storm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on avoiding contact with dangerous and hazardous scenarios after stormy weather that knocks out power and causes damage to your home’s contents and what you can do to stay safe. Tips include proper generator usage to avoid hazardous fumes, how to properly handle appliances with a generator, safety with power lines and how to deal with the electrical items in your home after the storm. Be careful, cautious and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart after the storm! 

Special Thanks to PalmBeachPost.com, to Palm Beach Post and to Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer for the article, Hurricane Irma: What Not To Do While Your Electrical Power Is Out. 

 

Electrical Safety: Lightning Cautions

Electrical Safety: Lightning Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on storms and lightning dangers and how you can protect yourself from electric shock. Tips include how to protect yourself around electrical devices, phones and other sources of power when lightning is in the vicinity and when it is safe to go outdoors again. Also mentioned is what you should do if someone is hit by lightning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when storms are in your neighborhood!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Stay Safe From Lightning-When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! 

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.