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Many homeowners look forward to decorating their homes for the holiday year-round, but a fun experience, when not done with care, can quickly become an electrical emergency. So as you begin to decorate your home and as you continue to light those bulbs every night, here’s what you’ll want to consider for a safe and stress-free season. 

Inspect the Situation and Area

Make sure that all cords are not a tripping hazard and that no broken bulbs are visible, as any missing or broken lights can be a fire hazard or lead to injury. Throughout the season, if you spot a broken or burnt-out bulb, replace it as soon as possible, as many lights come with a few replacement bulbs.  

Mind Your Electrical Cords

When it comes to an electrical cord, there are some key things you want to keep in mind before using them. For starters, not all cords are created equal. Before plunging in your outdoor decorations, be sure the extension cords you’re using are made to withstand the environment. The right type of cord will be marked for outdoor use. If the cord has to be on the ground or in an area where it may get wet, be sure to invest in a cord protector.

Consider Switching to a Timer

Keeping your holiday lights on all night can often be a common oversight, especially with all the busyness the holiday season brings. If you often forget to shut off your lights, you’ll want to consider an automatic timer. The longer your lights consistently stay on, the more you increase your chances of them getting hot or overheating. Not to mention all the electrical use you waste when your lights stay on all night. Instead, an automatic timer can give you the peace of mind of knowing that you can go to bed and not have to worry about the lights again. 

Are You Looking For Exceptional Electrical Service in Maryland?

When an Electrical Emergency occurs, our expert team comes to the rescue! Located in Frederick, Maryland, Long Electric, LLC provides comprehensive residential and commercial lighting, electrical, repair and generator services.

Get in touch with us today at 301-662-1920 or send us a message for all of your electrical needs.