Your holiday electrical safety guide

By Katie Marks/Networx

The lights are ablaze this holiday season, but you definitely don’t want your house alight along with them, because that is a sure way to ruin the holidays. Instead, follow some basic safety tips from Networx and organizations like the Electrical Safety Foundation International to keep the season bright, cheerful and safe for everyone, including kids, pets and your drapes!

Buy smart

Purchase safety-rated electrical items, consider longer-lasting and cooler LEDs instead of incandescents, and don’t use items that aren’t designed as holiday lighting if they might pose a safety issue. If you have some heirloom electrical decorations like lights from the fifties, now is a good time to think about giving them an honorable retirement.

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