From Our Family To Your Family A Very Special Holiday Season!


While holiday lighting and electrical decorations do contribute to the splendor of the season, they can also significantly increase the risk of fires and electrical injuries if not used safely. Given these safety hazards, it is crucial that safety is a foremost concern.




For the Holiday Season Wire Wiz Electrician Services is offering a Safety Home Inspection for $195.00. Talk to us about adding extra outlets for your Christmas and Holiday Lighting. Your families safety is of the utmost concern to us.

Holiday Lighting Safety | Tree Safety Tips

Follow these basic safety guidelines to help prevent electrical and fire hazards related to the use of Christmas trees.


  • When purchasing a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard than a dry tree.
  • Cut 1-2 inches from the base of the trunk immediately before placing the tree in the stand and filling with water to ensure water absorption.
  • Because heated rooms dry out live trees rapidly, be sure to keep the stand filled with water by refilling daily.
  • When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label “Fire Resistant.” This label indicates that the tree is more resistant to burning.
  • Don’t use electrical ornaments or light strings on artificial trees with metallic leaves or branch coverings.
  • Place your tree at least 3 feet away from all heat sources, including fireplaces, radiators, and space heaters.
  • When trimming a tree, only use non-combustible or flame-resistant materials.



Decorating the home for the holidays is one of the season’s most cherished traditions. However, overdoing decorations and overloading electrical outlets can have disastrous consequences. This short video helps consumers to remember to keep safe practices in mind while decorating this holiday season.

Holiday Lighting Safety | Electricity Guidelines


• Never throw holiday lights or other decorations into trees near power lines.
• Be especially careful when working near power lines attached to your house. Keep ladders, equipment and yourself at least 10 feet from all power lines.
• Use only lights that have been safety tested and have the UL label.
• Before use, check each light string for broken sockets, frayed cords, or faulty plugs. Replace damaged strings. Always unplug light strings while replacing bulbs.
• Outdoors, use only lights, cords, animated displays and decorations rated for outdoor use. Cords should be plugged into outlets equipped with GFCIs. Use a portable GFCI if your outdoor outlets are not equipped with them.
• Do not staple or nail through light strings or electrical cords, or attach cords to utility poles.
• Don’t string together more than three standard-size sets of lights.
• Make sure extension cords are in good condition, are UL-approved and rated to carry the electrical load you will connect to them.
• Match plugs with outlets. Don’t force a 3-pronged plug into a 2-pronged outlet or extension cord.
• Do not overload outlets. Use surge protector strips if multiple outlets are needed.
• Keep electric cords away from high-traffic areas, and don’t run them through doorways, or hide them under rugs or carpets.
• Don’t let children or pets play with light strings or electrical decorations.
• Place fresh-cut trees away from heat sources, such as heat registers, fireplaces, radiators and televisions; and water frequently.
• Always unplug lights before going to bed or leaving your home.



Why Wire Wiz Electrician Services

Call Wire Wiz Electrician Services today to take advantage of our Holiday Lighting Safety Home Inspection.


Wire Wiz Electrician Services are experts with all home electrical issues. Our electricians will always treat your home just as if it were their own home or better.


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