Holiday lights are an essential part of the holiday season that help set a celebratory mood, but they can also be a real hassle. By the end of the holiday season, you are probably over holiday parties and the cold weather. The last thing you want to do is spend hours taking down holiday lights, organizing them, carefully packing them and putting them in storage. However, it is important to remember that this task is more than just an annoying chore, it can actually be dangerous. Here are a few reasons why you might want to think twice before taking down your own holiday lights.
All too often, homeowners don’t have the right equipment to install and take down holiday lights. Instead of investing in ladders that are tall enough to reach all parts of their roof, they end up putting themselves at risk. Against all advice people will end up hanging off roofs, using the very top step of the ladder and stretching to reach high corners.
A professional will come prepared with all the right equipment to access your holiday lights without compromising safety. You won’t have to put yourself in danger and or invest in additional ladders to be able to reach and remove lights.
Working with Electricity
While you might not think that holiday lights pose much of a risk when it comes to electrocution, any time you are working with electrical components, you run the chance of receiving a shock. This is especially true if you don’t take the necessary precautions to cut off power to the lights.
When you hire a professional, they will take care to cut off any and all power to your lights and use current testers to make sure there aren’t any live wires. This will not only protect them, but also prevent power surges that can cause damage and require a complete replacement.
Lifting Heavy Boxes
It might seem like a good idea to pack as many holiday lights and decorations into storage boxes as possible, but remember that you will need to lift and transport these boxes. Lifting too much weight or improperly lifting heavy weights can result in strained muscles and joints, which isn’t a good way to start the new year.
Instead of struggling to lug around heavy storage boxes, why not hire a professional who can not only organize and store your lights but save your back as well?
Taking down your holiday lights may seem like an easy task, but it can be a dangerous undertaking, especially if you aren’t using the right equipment or taking precautions. Eliminate your risk of injury by hiring the professionals at JT’s Landscaping for all your holiday lighting needs. From design and installation to maintenance and take down, we provide full-service turnkey holiday lighting services that will save you time and improve safety.