If you haven’t strung up those Christmas lights yet, don’t worry it’s not too late. It may be crunch time, but don’t overlook some important steps before stringing up lights on the outside of your home and deck.
Here are the important things to double and triple check:
- Check to make sure that all the lights don’t have any exposed wires.
- Ensure that the product you’re buying has the appropriate certification for the country and state you live in.
- Double check that the lights you’re purchasing and/or installing are rated for outdoor use.
- If you’re going to extension cords, make sure they are also rated for outdoor use and any excess cable is safely tucked away to avoid tripping hazards.
Normally, these simple steps can be easily overlooked and even more so when we are in a rush to get all the decorations up before Christmas week. A little double checking this holiday season is sure to save you time and headaches.