Home Electrical Safety Tips for Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us once again, this is a time when many people decorate their homes for the holidays. The key is to be safety conscious when decorating your home because no one wants the holidays to end in a disastrous accident.

The following holiday electrical safety tips will help you keep your family safe through the holiday season.

1. The Christmas Tree

If you still have a live Christmas tree because of the look and smell do not let the tree dry out. Once a Christmas tree is cut, it can dry out quickly, water your tree every day to keep it as fresh as possible, and do not have it in the house for an extended period. Dried Christmas trees are another of the top fire-causing hazards in homes during the holiday season.

2. Inspect Everything

Before using any holiday decoration, ensure that you inspect it closely. You will be looking for missing or broken bulbs, plugs, or sockets that are cracked or damaged, wires that are loose or bare, and any other type of damage.
You will also want to inspect any extension cords that you use to connect holiday decorations. Remember, your holiday decorations have been in storage for the last year, holiday decorations can deteriorate or become damaged while they are in storage.
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3. Candles

Most people love the look and scent of candles burning in their homes during the holidays, but it is much safer to use battery-operated candles when possible. Unattended candles cause more than half of all holiday fires. If you must burn candles for your holiday celebrations, do so with caution. Never allow them to burn unattended and ensure that all candles are out when you go to bed.

4. Do not overload electrical outlets

One of the biggest and most dangerous mistakes that people make when staying in their homes for the holidays is to overload electrical outlets. Be sure not to overload your outlets, this is one of the number one causes of fires during the holidays. Ensure that you only plug one high-wattage appliance into each outlet.

 

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