Overloaded outlets can spark electrical fires
Frosty, Olaf, a reindeer, Santa, The Polar Express are all on the same front lawn in Mayo. Lite up and blowing in the wind. Driving by it looks wonderful and brings smiles to everyone’s face, but can that be dangerous? All those cords plugged in to the same house is reason to pause.
All the lights and decorations are joyous only if they are installed safely.
The top there safety tips to follow when using lights outside are:
- Purchase certified and lab tested cords
- Make sure they are rated for outdoor use
- Do not use multiple plug outlets chained together
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has other great safety tips that will help limit your holiday fire risk. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian will have crews working throughout the holiday if you find yourself in need of smoke, soot or fire damage repair.