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Haunting Hazards! The Do’s and Don’ts of Decorating for Halloween

Oct 24, 2019 | Blog

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s vital that you safely prepare your home for such a fun and spooky night! When it comes to decorating your home for your neighborhood’s trick-or-treaters, make sure to watch out for any haunting hazards that could potentially arise. We’ll walk you through some Do’s and Don’t’s of Halloween electrical safety.

Here are a few electrical tips to ensure your home remains safe on Halloween night:

Do’s and Don’t’s

DO NOT Overpower any extension cords or outlets

✓ DO Check all decorations for frayed or damaged wires

DO NOT Use outdoor decorations labeled as “indoor only”

✓ DO Keep your lawn free of tripping hazards for trick-or-treaters such as cables or rope

DO NOT Leave or display highly flammable decorations (corn husks, hay, etc.) around heat or electrical sources

✓ DO Turn off all electrical decorations before leaving your house or going to bed for the night

Additional Halloween Electrical Safety Tips

  • Outdoor cords should be plugged into GFCI outlets to prevent electrical shock injuries
  • Keep your yard and pathways well lit for trick-or-treaters to find their way safely
  • Discard and replace any damaged electrical decorations with problems such as frayed wires, damaged lights, etc.
  • Keep decorations away from utility poles, wires, and transformers
  • Do not staple or nail through wires or string lights when hanging them up

By following these simple safety tips, your home should be ready for Halloween night! At Air & Energy, we know scary and we’ve seen it all. If you have any questions about electrical safety regarding your holiday decorations, please give us a call (941-778-0773)!

Count on us to help you stay safe and comfortable. We offer regular A/C maintenance, plumbing, electrical inspections & more!

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