Tick Bites

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

• Ticks are generally found near the ground, in brushy or wooded areas. • They can’t jump or fly. Instead, they climb tall grasses or shrubs and wait for a potential host to brush against them. • When this happens, they climb onto the host and seek a site for attachment. • Use insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or ...

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Grilling Safety

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Grilling Safety • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills must only be used outdoors. If used indoors, or in any enclosed spaces such as tents, they pose a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. • Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas, and foot traffic. Grills should be positioned at least 10 feet away from siding, deck railing, and out ...

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Beach & Water Safety

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Beach & Water Safety While drowning deaths peak among one and two year olds, drownings continue to be the second leading cause of preventable death through age 15. • 74% of drowning incidents for children younger than 15 between 2015 and 2017 occurred in residential locations. • Boys younger than 15 die from drowning at twice the rate as girls. • 351 children younger than 15 died in pools ...

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Firework Safety Tips

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Electrical Safety

Download following PDF : /uploads/FireworksSafetyTips.pdf According to the National Fire Protection Association: Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage. ...

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Sensible Summer Safety Measures for Outdoor Electricity & Electronics

Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Residential Electric  |  Electrical Safety

Amp up your summer fun by making sure your outdoor electronics are summer safe! Some of the fondest, most fun-filled memories I have as a child are from the carefree days of summer. No school, no schedule, sleeping in, long days and homemade ice cream. Going to bed exhausted after climbing trees, swinging on ropes, exploring caves, swimming at the lake, sleeping in tents, racing down steep ...

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Tagged:Outdoor lighting, Residential lighting, Electrical Contractor, Yard lighting, Patio lighting, Deck lighting, Outdoor bar, Outdoor kitchen, Electrical Safety, Outdoor Electric


Six Top Industrial Energy Saving and Carbon Emission Reducing Tips

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By: Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Categories: Industrial Electric  |  Electrical Safety

Six key methods for any industry to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and cut carbon emissions Climate change is real, and it’s a real problem. A bigger problem, perhaps, for the companies that choose to ignore it. It’s not just about squeaking by regulatory compliances. Simple changes can make a big difference in the bottom line for the companies that pay attention, and they’re missing out by ...

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Tagged:Industrial Energy, Carbon Emission, Energy Efficiency, Industrial Electric, Commercial Electric, Electrical Efficiency, Intelligent Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Industrial Lighting, Combined Heat and Power, Heating Efficiency, Cooling Technology, Electrical Contractor