Holiday Lighting–Keep Your Home Safe! A 2013 consumer survey indicated that more than 86% of Americans decorate their homes as part of their winter holiday celebrations. Almost two-thirds of respondents use electric lights in their indoor decorating scheme, while more than half use lighted decorations outside their homes. More than 60% of those who decorate their homes for the holiday utilize at least one extension cord.
While holiday lighting and electrical decorations do contribute to the splendor of the season, they can also significantly increase the risk of house fires and electrical injuries if not used safely.
Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) provides these easy safety tips to help you prevent serious electrical and fire hazards while decorating your home and yard this season: