How to Prevent a New Year Light Fire

Every New Year many homeowners decorate their house to the max! Lights are strung to the edges of the house and tacked to the roof. We decorate with multicolored bush nets, string them along the fence posts, railings, columns and more.

What is the significance of this?


Other than the average homeowner loves to decorate their homes in the spirit of New Year? They are all outside, get rained on and have the potential to cause a disaster.


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012.


What does this mean for your home? And what you can do about it?


According to the United States Fire Administration, “One of every 31 reported home New Year tree fires results in a death.”

Electricians Manassas VA
Electricians Manassas VA
  1. Don’t use extension cords when you don’t have too. Call Electricians Arlington VA can rely on for any questions or concerns you may have.
  2. If you hear sizzling or buzzing from any outlet or any lights, do not use them. There could be loose connection. Seek Electricians Sterling VA can use to make sure their home is safe.
  3. Never remove the grounding prong (the third prong on the bottom of a plug) to make it fit a two conductor outlet. This removes your safety mechanism, if whatever you had plugged in where to get overloaded with electricity for any reason via lightning or defective item, the electricity wouldn’t have its failsafe and route back to be grounded.
  4. For an Electrician Falls Church VA recommends to check your house before Christmas, is a good idea. Making sure there are not faulty plugs can save your home.
  5. Call Electricians Manassas VA can depend on for a yearly electric checkup.


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