Holiday Lighting Mistakes to avoid with Residential Christmas Light Installation
March 26, 2022
Whether you love the holidays so much that your lights are still up from last year, or you begrudgingly drag out the decorations the day after Thanksgiving, we all can learn to decorate a little better. Here are a few common mistakes many people encounter when doing their residential holiday light installation:
- Overloading outlets or extension cords. Incandescents have a limit of 500 lights per outlet. Overloading could flip a breaker or cause a fire.
- Exposed extension cords. Be sure to hide extension cords so guests aren’t at risk of tripping and falling.
- Using indoor lights outside. Indoor lights are often not waterproof and could cause a fire when wet.
- Using nails or staples instead of hooks. Not only do you end up with permanent holes in your home, metal conducts electricity.
- Doing it all yourself. Why go alone when H&T can handle your holiday lighting?
If children singing, “Haul out the holly and put up the tree” makes your back ache and your vision go blurry, let us do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on the festivities. We do much more than landscaping, and can handle your residential holiday light installation so you don’t have to. Let us take that work off your hands and schedule a consultation today!