Halloween is a thrilling time of the year, but before you decorate your home with lights, monsters, and creepy creatures, inspect the following:
Check and discard all electrical decorations or lights with damaged wires.
If you are using electrical products outside, make sure they are marked “for outdoor use”.
Keep electric cords away from high traffic areas, which may cause a tripping hazard to trick-or-treaters.
Plug all outdoor decorations into circuits protected by Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s), to prevent electric shock.
Install Tamper Resistant Receptacles in your home, this permanent and cost-effective solution prevents injuries caused by the insertion of foreign objects into outlets.
Avoid using dried flowers, corn stalks or hay in your festive decorations. They are highly flammable and can be ignited by the heat of a light bulb.
If you come across any electrical ghouls or ghosts during this or any other season, make sure you call Nightingale Service’s 24-Hour Electrical Service Line at 604 275 1111!