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Three Things To Have Checked Before You Start Decorating Your Home This Holiday Season

by Howard Barnett

Decorating for the holidays is a tradition that many families enjoy doing. If you plan to decorate your yard with bright lights this holiday season, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure that you can do it as safely as possible. The following guide walks you through a few things you need to have done before you start any decorating.

Have the Trees Professionally Trimmed

Before you start hanging lights on the trees in your yard, you need to have them professionally trimmed. Hanging the lights on dead tree limbs could lead to the limbs breaking off and your entire display being ruined. Also, a dead limb could break under the weight of you leaning on it, which could cause you to become injured accidentally.

Professional tree trimmers from companies like Smitty's Tree Service Inc can come and inspect the trees to see what limbs need to be trimmed and which need to be removed altogether. The process can often be done in a day so that you can start decorating as soon as possible.

Have the Electricity Inspected

When you decorate your home with numerous lights, it can take quite a toll on your electrical system. You want to be sure that your system can stand up to extreme load of power that will be used when lighting the decorations, you add to your yard.

Have an electrician come to your home to inspect the electrical system to ensure that it will be able to handle the lights. The electrician will be able to make any necessary changes while he or she is there to ensure that you can operate your light extravaganza in a safe way.

Have Your Roof Inspected

Before you climb on the roof and start hanging lights, you want to be sure that your roof is sturdy. Have a roofer come and inspect the roof. They can determine if the shingles are secure and the roof is strong enough for you to be able to walk on it safely while you are decorating. If you were to walk on the roof with loose shingles, it could cause you to fall and become badly injured.

All three of these steps will take very little time and will ensure that your home is properly prepared for the decorations you plan to use. You can schedule to have all of these tasks accomplished on the same day so that you can start decorating as soon as you possibly can.