3 Tips for Holiday Lighting Safety

Nov 12, 2019 | Education

At Southline Roofing we love the lights that go up for the holidays. Every roof becomes a work of art, vibrant and colorful lights shining on every surface and making the nights seem just a bit more magical. These lights are wonderful because they bring families together, but they present some very real dangers too. We want you to have the best holiday season ever, so our team got together and came up with these 3 tips for holiday lighting safety.

1. Don’t Hang Lights Alone

Take it from us, working on the roof should never be done alone. Having someone there with you can help you see dangers you might miss and also makes certain someone is there should an accident happen. This year make hanging your lights a time for family and friends. Combine your decorating with quality time and make these lights the best you’ve ever put up.

2. Practice Good Ladder Safety

We know it’s tempting to hang off the edge of the ladder and get to that hard to reach spot. It’s just right over there and you’re certain you can make it. But you don’t know you can, and that fall will hurt. Instead of trying to stretch out, reposition the ladder as needed. Keep it on solid ground and 1 foot away from the wall for every 4 feet it reaches up. Take these steps to keep your holidays happy and accident-free.

3. Test and Check Your Lights

This should go without saying, but you’d be surprised. Taking a moment to check your lights while on the ground makes replacing bulbs easier and the whole process a lot smoother. It also helps you identified fraying wires or other issues that could present a fire hazard. Before you start putting your lights up, take a moment and check them for safety. You’ll be glad you did.

These 3 tips for holiday lighting safety will help you enjoy the season with friends and family.

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