Be aware and safe by following these tips to ensure that your holidays are merry and bright – NOT shocking!
Check the wires for fraying or cracking. Don’t use these, just toss them so you don’t risk a fire.
Don’t go overboard. Be careful of overloading a circuit breaker or an extension cord.
Use outdoor rated extension cords, not indoor power strips.
Turn off the indoor lights before hitting the hay. Or use a timer so you don’t have to think about it every evening.
When you are checking a strand of lights and replacing bulbs unplug it before messing with wires.
When connecting strands together, only connect as many as the manufacturer recommends.