However you plan to celebrate here are a few things to keep in mind as you put up your decorations this year.
Only use lights and extension cords that are in good condition.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions about how many sets of lights can be safely strung together.
Use only indoor lights and extension cords indoors, and outdoor lights and cords for outdoor use.
Use mini or LED lights as they have cool‐burning lights and save electricity.
Never remove the ground pin or file the wide peg of plug as this interferes with the electrical grounding.
Never place extension cords through doorways or under carpets.
Use only non‐flammable or fire-resistant artificial decorations.
Do not use angel hair (glass wool) together with spray-on snowflakes as this combination is very combustible.
Do not use nails, tacks or staples to hang cords and lights as this can damage the insulation on the outside of the wire, causing corrosion or a short circuiting.
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