Part of the holiday fun is untangling masses of lights to decorate the tree or wrap around the scrubs. Keep these tips in mind to keep you and your homes safe this season*.
- Check each set of lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections. Discard damaged sets or repair them before using.
- Fasten outdoor lights securely to trees, house, walls or other firm support to protect from wind damage.
- Use no more than three standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord.
- Turn off all lights on trees and other decorations when you go to bed or leave the house. Lights could short and start a fire.