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: Avoid Shock After Stormy Weather

Electrical Safety: Avoid Shock After Stormy Weather`

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on recovering from severe weather and flooding and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock. Tips include proper generator usage and when you need a licensed electrician, proper appliance handling and safety around power lines with trees and ladder usage. Be aware of your surroundings, take extra precautions in the face of recovery to protect yourself from electrical hazards and possible fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner after the storm!

Special Thanks to News-journalonline.com for the article, Electrical Safety after Hurricane Irma. 

 

Electrical Safety: Protection for Digging Dynamics

Electrical Safety: Protection for Digging Dynamics

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on work safety on the farm or anywhere you need to dig. This video shows the importance of calling ahead before you use that shovel to help protect yourself from contacting electrical and other utility lines. Always be aware of what action you can take to stay safe and to protect what is underground. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart before and after you dig!

Special Thanks to Peterson Farm Brothers and to Pipelineagsafety.org and Pipeline Operators for Ag Safety for the video, Call Before Ya Dig. 

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: Power Lines and Protection

Electrical Safety: Power Lines and Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and shock prevention tips with a special focus on safety around power lines, both personally and at work and what you can do to protect yourself from electrical shock or even fatality. Tips include working with or around equipment, safety with digging, as well as vehicular accidents that involve power lines and how to stay safe in such an emergency. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when around power lines!

Special Thanks to ATCO Limited for the video, 7 Steps to Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on parents and children and how they can help each other stay safe and free of electrical accidents, injuries or worse. Tips include outdoor safety such as power line safety, electronics safety and other tips, and also indoor tips such as outlet safety, cord safety and other tips. This list is sure to be a help, especially with summertime and kids being home from school, so we can all look out for each other to help keep electricity where it belongs. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and kids! 

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Authority for the article, Dos and Don’ts to Keep Kids Safe Around Electricity. 

Electrical Safety: Project Pointers

Electrical Safety: Project Pointers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock prevention and fire prevention tips with a special focus on home improvement projects and how you can stay safe as you work on your abode. Tips include power line safety, proper extension cord usage, GFCI protection, Ladder safety, tree trimming safety, digging safety and safety in wet conditions outdoors. Take care before starting a project and don’t cut corners to safe time since it may put you in harm’s way. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your summertime projects!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Do-It-Yourselfers, Make Safety and Efficiency a Top Priority. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Project Pointers

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Project Pointers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on outdoor projects on and around your home and how you can protect yourself from accidents or even fatalities. Tips include who should do your electrical projects, digging safety, tree trimming safety and power line safety and extension cord usage. Being prepared before you get started on an outdoor home project can make the difference between a beautified home and an accident. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to Community.nfpa.org, to NFPA, to ESFI, and to Lisa Marie Sinatra for the article, 3 Tips to reduce risk when working on outdoor electrical projects. 

 

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Electrical Safety: Power Line Pointers When Working Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Power Line Pointers When Working Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on outdoor safety around power lines when doing spring related work on your home. Tips include how to approach your outdoor job before getting started, how far of a distance to keep from power lines and more. It pays to stay aware of where power lines are located so you can proceed with caution and avoid unnecessary contact, which can be fatal. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you work outdoors in the spring! 

Special Thanks to Windsor.ctvnews.ca and to Colleen MacDonald of CTV Windsor for the article, Electrical Utilities Warn of the Dangers of Overhead Power Lines. 

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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