Deck the halls with safety in mind (12/1/2016)
The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without strands of bright bulbs lighting up the neighborhood. Protect your home and family this holiday season by taking a few common-sense precautions with your decorations:
- Replace lights that have broken sockets or frayed wires.
- Buy only lights that have been certified by a national testing laboratory.
- Connect no more than three strands of lights to each other or to one extension cord.
- Fasten lights to your house with hooks or insulated staples, never nails or tacks.
- Keep trees, boxes and wrapping paper away from heat sources.
- Remind children never to touch lights or plugs.
- Remember to unplug lights when you go to bed.
- Always turn off holiday lights before you leave home.