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A little more sparkle, a little less stress.

Updated: Dec 17, 2022

Few things make a home more ready for the holidays than beautiful, bright decorations to celebrate the season. With this in mind, we’d like to provide you with some essential electrical safety tips to avoid any emergencies that tend to come up around this time of year.

Avoid Staple Guns

Although a staple gun might seem like the quickest way to get your home decorated for the holidays, this method poses a risk to your safety. The staples can puncture or cut into the insulation around the wiring and expose it, which increases the risk of an electrical fire. Instead, opt for clips and hooks.

Before using an extension cord outdoors or hanging up your holiday lights, check the label on the cord or the original container. There should be something written there that states whether the cord is for indoor use only or okay for indoor and outdoor use. The insulation around indoor-only cords is less likely to hold up against sunlight and the elements, making them riskier to use outside.

Overloading a wall outlet or power strip can cause a fire. Never plug appliances into a multi-outlet converter or powerstrip because there is a huge chance you’ll overload it. Even appliances that are smaller in size (like coffee makers, toasters, slow cookers, and microwaves) draw a lot of power, so you should only ever plug these directly into a wall outlet.

For your home or commercial property, call your local professional electricians,

Antonio Ceriello Electric at 718-797-3757.

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Happy Holidays!

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