Christmas Decorations Safety Tips

When decorating your house for Christmas this year it is important that you keep safety in mind. Especially when working with electronics that may overheat. In order to prevent anything from happening to your holiday decorations you can follow these simple safety tips. Always buy electrical equipment that displays a label indicating it has undergone independent testing by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Intertek (ETL) or Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Don’t use lights without fused plugs, Inspect lights for broken sockets, frayed wires and loose connections. Dispose of damaged sets. Never connect more than three strands of lights together. Avoid overloading electrical outlets with too many decorations or electrical devices as they can overheat and cause a fire. Always plug outdoor electrical decorations into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GCFIs). And finally turn off all electrical decorations when you leave the house or go to sleep. Following these few safety tips should keep you safe from electrical issues that may arise from Christmas decorations.

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