Tips and Tricks

Christmas Lighting Safety Tips

The Christmas season is here and that means it’s time to pull out those Christmas lights! Whether you are covering your entire house and lawn with lights or are just trying to put up a few lights around your roof and windows, it’s important to stay safe!

We have put together a few tips to help you stay safe while you put up your lights:

  1. Check Your Old Lights – If you are taking older Christmas lights out of storage, then you need to check each strand to make sure that it doesn’t have any frayed ends, broken bulbs, or loose wires that could cause problems later.
  2. Use the Right Lights – It’s vital that you only use outdoor lighting outside and indoor lighting inside. The outdoor lights are weather resistant and the indoor lights will not work in the rain.
  3. Consider Your Locations – If you have to ask yourself if it is safe to hang the lights in a certain area, chances are it is not. Check to see if the lighting is in a spot where it will hang properly all season long.
  4. Pack Everything Away Carefully – After the Christmas season has ended, make sure that you pack your lighting away to avoid damage and tangles. This means that you should take down your lights carefully and properly wrap each strand to avoid damage.

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