During the holidays, people across the nation string up decorative lights and use festive candles to add ambience to their homes. However, the risk of electrical accidents and injuries goes up. There are several safety tips that you can follow to help you and your family enjoy a fun and safe holiday celebration.
When decorating for the holidays, you should:
- Keep all decorations at least 3 feet from heat sources, such as vents and fireplaces
- Never connect more than 3 strings of lights together
- Avoid overloading electrical circuits
- Inspect decorations for damage before using them
- Unplug or turn off all lights and electrical decorations before leaving the house or going to bed
Furthermore, you should always stay in the kitchen while cooking something, and avoid leaving your fireplace running if you aren’t in the same room. A real Christmas tree can also be a major fire hazard if it is left to dry, so watering your tree every day can increase your safety. Furthermore, using battery-operated candles can provide the glow of a candle-lit room while avoiding the fire hazard of a real flame. These are several tips you can use to increase your family’s safety during the holidays.
Professional Services for Electrical Problems in Sugar Land
If you need emergency electrical repairs, or you have trouble with your breaker panels or lighting, Trademark Home Services can provide immediate assistance. We know having electrical issues can be frustrating, as well as dangerous. During the holiday season, electrical usage may lead to a dangerous accident. Our team of Sugar Land electricians can inspect your electrical system, diagnose any problems or potential hazards, and repair or install new systems to keep your home safe and functional.
Contact us today to request a service.