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Electrical Safety Tips To Keep in Mind This Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

During the holidays, homeowners across the country are decorating their homes with lights and electrical decorations. It is important to keep safety in mind when decking the halls. Below are some tips that will help you have a safe holiday season. 
 
Tips for Holiday Lights

  • Do not link more than three strands of lights together, as it can start a fire. 
  • Never nail or staple lights to the walls.

Tips for Electrical Decorations 

  • Only use electrical decorations that have a certification label. 
  • Be sure to shut off all electrical decorations when leaving the house or going to bed. 
  • Combustibles should be kept at least 3 feet away from heat sources.
Miscellaneous Tips
  • Have you received a lot of electronic gadgets for the holidays? If so, you may be tempted to use them all at once. Doing so could overload your circuits. 
  • A lot of people cook dishes for the holidays. If you are cooking, do not leave the kitchen. Staying in the room can help you prevent a cooking fire. 
If you encounter an electrical problem this holiday season, don't attempt a DIY project. After all, electrical repairs should be left to the professionals at A.B. MayAll of your electrical needs can be met by our knowledgeable, friendly and expert technicians. Call 913-370-4898 to schedule service. 
 
Web Source: http://www.esfi.org/resource/top-10-holiday-safety-tips-337

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