I know it seems early, but this is about the time of year that you begin to make plans for adding lights and decorations to your home. Trim Electric wants you and your family to be safe during this time of year! Below are some resources to keep your home in Houston Texas safe.
As the Holidays roll around we would like to remind you to be careful when doing activities that require handling lights among other things. Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) launches a holiday safety awareness campaign to encourage families and communities across the country to Make Safety a Tradition of the winter holiday season.
The holiday season is a particularly magical time of year for children. It\’92s only natural for them to be drawn to the festive lights and colorful decorations that festoon homes and public places throughout the season. Unfortunately, childhood curiosity combined with common holiday traditions can be a recipe for disaster.
As you make your lists and check them twice, here\’92s one to help make sure your holiday celebrations are safe and nice.
Naughty or Nice Holiday Checklist
- Never attempt to extend the length of an extension cord by connecting it with another extension cord. Use an extension cord that is long enough to meet your needs.
- Never nail or staple light strings or extension cords. Use the appropriate hardware to avoid damaging the wire insulation.
- Never run an extension cord under a rug or positioned so that it is pinched by furniture.
- Do not connect more than three incandescent holiday light strings together.
- Never decorate a tree that is in contact with a power line.
- Water your Christmas tree often to keep it hydrated.
- Keep all decorations, including Christmas trees, at least three feet away from heating equipment or an open flame, such as a candle or fireplace.
- Turn off all indoor and outdoor electrical decorations and heating equipment before leaving home or going to bed.
- Always unplug electrical decorations before replacing bulbs or fuses.
- Plug outdoor electric lights and decorations into ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) receptacles (or portable GFCIs) to prevent electric shock.
- Always follow manufacturers\’92 instructions and use products as they were intended regarding indoor or outdoor use.