Hanging lights is one way to get in the holiday spirit! It can be a dangerous job, and if not done properly, your home won’t have the holiday “glow”. Take the proper precautions and let your home be the brightest on the block.
1. Use a sturdy ladder. The last you need is to end up in the emergency room. Secure the ladder and have all your lights untangled before climbing the ladder.
2. Use a proper outlet. Safety first! Your source of power should come from a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. This type of outlet will shut the circuit down if there is overcurrent. We want your house to glow, not sparks to fly!
3. Watch out for extension cords. Keep all extension cords out of the way. Also, we sure that they are rated for outdoor use. Avoid creating walking hazards.
4. Waterproof lights. Not only do you want them waterproof, you want to ensure that you purchase outdoor lights. Never use indoor lights for outdoor use.
Extra tip: If you want even more lights, use net lighting. No more trying to weave strands of lights through branch, the net lights gives a full light look and it super easy.