6 Steps to Safe and Trouble Free Holiday Lighting

Tis the season for decorating your homes and businesses with Christmas light displays so a few quick tips in making them safe and trouble free.

For your outdoor displays-

  1. Be sure to plug into GFI protected outlets
  2. Use outdoor rated extension cords and cover connection points with a zip lock baggies to protect from water intrusion and unwanted nuisance tripping of the GFI detectors
  3. For multiple cord connections I extension cords with weatherproof multiport ends are available with a stake mount that gets the connection point up off the ground and out of the wet lawn or leaf mulch

For indoor displays –

  1. Follow directions on light packages regarding the number of light strings to connect together.
  2. Use new indoor type extension cords and inspect your used extensions and multiplugs for any damaged spots from overheating or pet chewing.
  3. Keep Christmas trees watered and turn off your indoor lights when your leave the house or retire for the evening