Holiday Decoration Electrical Safety Tips
Picking Out the Lights
When you are picking out the lights for your tree in Cleveland, look for a label or a marking on the box which says that it has been approved by a testing laboratory and has safety standards on them. These lights will will have fused plugs which will provide you with adquate electrical safety.
Inspect the lights
You should also inspect the lights to see if some of them are old or broken. You do not want to have half your lights not working when you bring them home that could be hazardous. You will also need an extension cord as there would prefer to have more than one type of lights in your tree. Make sure that theextension cord has a maximum of three standard sized sets of light on them at all times.
Electrical safety precautions
In order to ensure that you and your family is completely safe from an electrical hazard caused from decorating the christmas tree, follow these precautionary measures. If you are buying a metal tree, do not use electrical lights to decorate it. If the lights are faulty, the tree could become charged and a person who touches a branch could get electrocuted. Ensure that all your outdoor lights are firmly attached to a solid surface such as a tree or house wall so that it will not fly off in case it gets windy in the night. Always switch off your lights when you are sleeping or on holiday as they could unravel and start a fire.