Holiday Electrical Safety Tips for Vernon Property Owners
As we get into the holiday season, it seems like more and more people are putting up decorations earlier and earlier. The entire month of October is dedicated to scary Halloween lighting. Then we quickly transition into fall themed Thanksgiving decorations. Before you know it, the Christmas lights are out in full effect. For three months out of the year, we demand more from our electrical systems than we usually need.
Beyond any doubt, these holiday electrical decorations and lighting help our family’s enjoy this joyous time of year. At the same time, because these decorations rely on electricity, it is vitally important for you to celebrate the holiday season in a safe fashion. At Tesla Electrical Solutions, our Vernon electricians have provided the following helpful safety tips that can assist you on having a safe and joyous holiday season. If you are every in need of electrical repairs, our highly skilled electricians are here to help.
Always Inspect Electrical Holiday Decorations
Most Vernon homeowners reuse the same holiday lights and electrical decorations each year. Using the same traditional decorations adds to the nostalgia of the holiday season. At the same time, because these electrical decorations and lighting will become damaged over time, the can and will at some point present a safety hazard. As such, one of the best ways to stay safe during the holidays is to thoroughly inspect all electrical decorations and lighting before you put them to use.
Be Conscious of the Dangers of Too Many Electrical Decorations
When Vernon homeowners get caught up in the festivities, oftentimes we have a tendency to over do it when it comes to electrical decorations. If you attach too many electrical decorations to one outlet, you increase the probability of an electrical fire. You should never plug more than one high wattage decoration into an outlet. Likewise, you should never connect more than three strings of incandescent light bulbs.
Protect Electrical Decorations from Damage
When we put up holiday electrical decorations, we often fail to consider the protecting the cords that are running throughout our homes. Make sure that all cords are protected from damage. This includes keeping electrical cords out of high traffic areas, preventing them from being pinched by furniture, and never running them through tight areas like doors and windows.
Always Call a Professional Vernon Electrician to Conduct Repairs
Above all else, the most important electrical safety rule is the simplest one. You should never try to conduct electrical repairs or remodeling without the proper training. If you ever want to augment or repair a portion of your electrical system, the best and safest thing to do is to call the professionally licensed electricians at Tesla Electrical Solutions. Our Vernon electricians can help you accomplish all your electrical goals and needs in a safe and efficient fashion. By following these electrical safety tips, you and you family can have the most joyous, beautiful, and safe holiday season.