Skip Nav Welcome back to our Electrical Safety blog here at Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC, where we share tips, directives and stories as reminders of what you can do to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart! As we come to the close of winter and the start of spring this month, it’s a ripe time to consider a different approach to your electrical safety. Rather than taking a back door view of only noting electrical hazards when they create fire risks or shock hazards at the height of the trouble, it’s better to regularly check for hazards in your home. Whether you’re spring cleaning, moving furniture around and discover a hazard that you hadn’t considered before (such as a long-present extension cord that got lost under a rug or an phone charging wire that got stuffed in the couch and damaged!), or, perhaps, you’re decorating for St Patrick’s Day and don’t want to overload an outlet, let’s look at the possibility of a routine of electrical safety, especially for those “in between” times. When we get into the habit of being aware of our electrical usage, with outlets, appliances, cords and the like, we’re less likely to create a scenario that can lead to injury or damage to the home or your own body! And with all the stress and uncertainty we all face in our world today, trying to stay safe and healthy, it’s easy to forget the importance of electrical safety, shock and fire prevention in the home. When you run across a fire hazard you didn’t know was present, take action now to avoid an unnecessary fire, to head it off at the pass. Prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say, which we can implement in our homes at the ready. When you’re uncertain if it’s overloading an outlet to plug something else in, read the manufacturer’s instructions so you can know for sure if it’s an issue. Yes, we all want convenience; just be sure it’s not going to be at an expense that could cost more than it’s worth. When we’re feeling overwhelmed by the everyday-ness of life, it can feel like too much to think about electrical safety, but, in the end, it’s well worth the few minutes it may take to make the change you need to in order to make things safer for you and those you love. Enjoy the transition from winter to spring, as you see the trees budding, blooms showing off their beauty, and feel the sun on your face, plus that feeling of satisfaction from taking action to keep your family safe, both indoors and outdoors, as you choose to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart every day. For more tips and stories on electrical safety, shock and fire prevention, do follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, and do subscribe to our YouTube Channel with is your Electrical Safety Resource! 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!