Thanksgiving is almost here, and Christmas is right around the corner. With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your Christmas decorations.
In this article, we look at tips to help you have the best outdoor holiday lighting display ever!
If you plan to put up your own holiday decorations this year, here’s your guide.
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Check out this 2014 segment we did on WGN-TV and then follow this quick overview with helpful ideas to help you prepare a safe and professional outdoor lighting creation!
Secure Extension Cords
First, make sure you secure extension cords to the ground.
Outside plugs should be kept elevated to keep rain or snow from getting in. A great trick is to use a brick or rock to lift the plug from the ground.
You should probably think twice about using those old Christmas lights too. Old Christmas lights that have been in use for many years can be a fire hazard.
How can you be sure your lights are safe to use? Simply plug in your lights. If they rapidly heat up, it’s time to throw them out.
Use Outdoor Decorations
Second, make sure you’re only using Christmas decorations that are made specifically for outdoor use.
Indoor lights are not designed to withstand winter weather conditions. The cold and the rain could cause irreparable damage to these decorations and also cause short circuits and fires.
It’s a great idea to double-check your Christmas lights and decorations to make sure they can withstand Ol’ Jack Frost.
Wear a Utility Belt
Always wear a utility belt with all your supplies if you do have to use a ladder.
That way, you’ll only have to make one trip, lessening the chance of a fall. Make sure you are using hooks and hangers designed for putting up lights and for outdoor use. Because nails, screws, and pins can damage your home, these hooks provide a safer and more durable alternative. No nail holes, no worries!
Make Safety a Priority
With more than 15,000 injuries reported during the weeks surrounding the holidays as a result of homeowners installing lights during cold and slippery conditions, many homeowners hire a professional installer such as Christmas Decor by Arvidson to install their holiday lighting and outdoor decorations.
If you don’t have the time or ability to do exterior lighting on your own, we are here to help.
We will design, install, service, and remove your outdoor holiday lighting installation and Christmas decorations, and our products are all high quality and commercial grade that last throughout the holiday season.
Christmas Decor by Arvidson will make sure your light display is in top shape and if you have any problems, a service professional is just a phone call away.
Christmas Decor by Arvidson will store these decorations for you too, so don’t worry about clearing out the garage! Your home will be the envy of the neighborhood with a design by Christmas Decor by Arvidson.
We are now offering a special $75 discount for first-time customers. Spots are filling up fast so don’t delay! Call us today at 815-701-0072 or fill out the contact form below, and one of our Christmas Decor Elves will be in touch soon!