Most consider Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year.
In winter months, countless people suffer injuries from slips, shocks, burns, and rooftop mishaps. In especially bad cases, poor Christmas décor choices even harm houses.
Thankfully, the holidays don’t have to be a disaster. By following a few simple safety tips, you can have the holiday you’ve always wanted.
One primary thing you can do is make sure your home is properly set up to handle your lighting plans. We offer a variety of services that will help prepare your home for more intensive power demands.
To help you carry out your ideal holiday, we’ve collected some of our most relevant service pages and blog posts. Take a look through these pages and watch the video below to find out how you can safely hang your holiday lights.
Outdoor Christmas Light Safety
While both indoor and outdoor lights come with their own hazards, it’s the outdoor lights that are the most treacherous. Hanging outdoor lights using a ladder can be dangerous, as is going up on the roof, especially in the cold or icy weather common around the holidays.
Ultimately, the name of the game is to maximize your safety as much as possible while creating the festive environment you want. Here are some articles that we’ve written to help you find effective ways to hang your outdoor lights safely:
- Outdoor Light Safety Tips
- How to Find the Bad Bulb on Christmas Lights
- Why Your Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out
- How to Avoid Blowing Fuses with Christmas Lights
- How Many Christmas Lights Can I String Together?
- Which Cord Works Best for Holiday Lighting
- How to Tell If an Extension Cord is for Outdoor Use
- What’s the Best Way to Run a Power Cord Outside?
Indoor Christmas Light Safety
While you may only think of safety related to outdoor lights, there are things that you can do to make your interior Christmas decoration process safer too. You need to pay attention to the bulbs that go on your tree, where cords are placed, and whether or not children and pets can access electrical hazards.
Here are some topics we’ve covered that can help you make sure the inside of your home is ready for visitors and safe to live in:
Learn More about Christmas Light Safety
Many people ask us about holiday lights, which is exactly why we’ve written so much to answer the most frequently asked questions on this topic. These articles relate to Christmas light safety and general upkeep:
- Should You Invest in Solar Christmas Lights?
- When to Take Down Christmas Lights
- Holiday Lights You Can Keep Up Year Round
- How Much Electricity Do Christmas Lights Use
Make Sure Your Home is Safe with Help from Mr. Electric
Making your home safe for the holidays should always be priority number one. However, with everything that needs to happen this time of year, a few things always slip. Call Mr. Electric to have one of our professional electricians help make your holidays safer and more successful. Schedule an appointment today!