At last, it is that time of year for trick or treating, walking down your local neighborhood enjoying the fun hallowed decorations and jack-o-lantern on the porches of these colorful homes. For many this is the perfect time of the year before Christmas to go all out with their lighting fixtures and making their home look spooky and haunted.
While hanging up witches and ghosts can be an enjoyable sight to see. You will have children coming up to your doorstep asking for treats and as a homeowner, it is important to make sure your electricity cords and lightings are secured and safe to make sure no one gets hurt. Here are some recommendations we propose you use to stay safe this Halloween weekend.
Before using electricity cords, to bring outside make sure they are a good shape and not easily broken or affected by conditions outside. This is critical advice to make sure your lighting does not get on fire. Another option could be to opt for battery-operated fixtures to avoid any fires. If you must use electrical cords outside make sure they are GFCI assembled. This will avoid any electric shocks.
If you will be using string lighting make sure they are properly hanged on trees or around surfaces to make sure they do not become loose and fall on anyone coming up to your doorstep. It is pertinent to remember to not staple or nail down this form of lighting .
When turning in for the night or traveling make sure all of your electrical supplies outside and inside have been disconnected. Taking precautions with your holiday lighting can save you from any fires and damage to your home
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