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Holiday Lights Safety Tips

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

There is something about Christmas lights at night that can light up your day. SERVPRO® of South Kenosha County wants to make sure you’re worry free when using indoor/outdoor Christmas lights this year. Here are a few tips to follow:

  • Read manual of your products to ensure you’re using them correctly
  • Examine Light Strings
    • Double check to make sure there are no burnt out lights or frayed electrical cords
  • Replace burnt out bulbs
  • Make sure outdoor lights and extension cords are weather-resistant and made for outdoor use
  • Elevate plugs and connectors so snow, water, or debris does not get into the connectors.
  • Keep ladders and decorations away from power lines
  • Don’t hang with nails or staples
    • Don’t want to cut through the wiring in the cords, instead try safety clips
  • Keep lights up for a limited time.
    • Preferable 90 days
  • Lights should be approved by Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
    • Double check that the approval is shown on the tag of the lights
  • Use a timer system when you’re going to be away from your home.

To ensure a safer Christmas, double check that you’re being safe in all areas this season. Your friends at SERVPRO® of South Kenosha County is here to help inform everyone.

If you see signs of trouble, give us a call – (262) 332 7044.

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