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Holiday season is right around the corner which means it’s time for decorating! Statistics show that electrical accidents increase during the holiday seasons. Did you know 1 in 3 fires happen due to electrical malfunctions? Safe holiday decorating will spare your family from a costly tragedy. Temporary lighting should be taken seriously and should not be a cause of relaxed standards. Follow the below best practices to keep your family and property safe.
⦁ Ensure lights/wires are not frayed or do not have any cracks. Every socket should have a light.
⦁ Do not hammer nails or tacks into cords.
⦁ Avoid using multiple extension cords, use a thick cord, and ensure there are no cracks.
⦁ Do not connect more than three light strands together, four or more is considered an electrical hazard.
⦁ Use timers for lights. When leaving your house or going to sleep ensure to turn off lights.
⦁ Lights should be approved by a certified safety testing company like Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
⦁ Be aware where cords are placed on property to avoid tripping.
⦁ Ensure ladders are stable on the ground and away from any obstructing objects like power lines.
⦁ Do not overload outlets.
⦁ Ensure young children are not in reach of lights. Use safety caps on all electrical outlets to prevent shock.
⦁ Keep Christmas tree moist by watering and keep wrapping paper away from open flames. Keep decorations 3 to 5 feet away from any heating equipment (i.e. fireplaces, candles, open flames).
⦁ Test all smoke detectors.
Following these best practices will prevent unnecessary accidents. Simon Electric wishes your family a safe and cheerful holiday season! For all your electrical needs give us a call at 1-800-700-8107. Happy Holidays!

Simon Electric LLC
Simon Electric LLC
At Simon Electric our business model is simple; we strive to provide every customer with the best and most reliable service possible, no matter how large or small the job. Our work is not done until we are certain that our customer is satisfied. Because of this, we have successfully built an outstanding reputation in our community with local contractors, developers and home owners.

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