September 6, 2016 Christmas Decor Safety Tips
With the end of summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your Christmas decorations. Before you deck your halls, be sure you know how to safely install your lighted Christmas decorations. Here’s a quick safety overview to help you!
Make sure you secure extension cords to the ground to prevent any Christmas carolers from tripping. Any plugs that are outside should be kept elevated to keep the rain from getting in. A great trick is to use a brick or rock to lift the plug from the ground. You should throw out last year’s Christmas lights too. Old Christmas lights that have been in use for many years can be a fire hazard. How can you be sure your lights are safe to use? Plug in your lights and if they rapidly heat up, it’s time to throw them out.
Secondly, make sure you’re only using Christmas decorations that are made specifically for outdoor use. Indoor lights are not designed to withstand winter weather conditions. The cold and the rain could cause irreparable damage to these decorations and also cause short circuits and fires. It’s a great idea to double-check your Christmas lights and decorations to make sure they can withstand the outdoors.
If you do have to use a ladder, use a utility belt. That way, you’ll only have to make one trip for your tools, lessening the chance of a fall. Make sure you are using hooks and hangers designed for putting up lights and for outdoor use. Because nails, screws, and pins can damage your home, these hooks provide a safer and more durable alternative.
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