Follow these easy tips for a safer holiday season

Posted on Dec 11 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC
Holiday decorations on home

  • Carefully inspect lighting strands for frayed or exposed wires, loose connections and cuts in the insulation. Damaged strands should be replaced, not repaired.
  • Do not secure light strands or cords with staples or nails. 
  • Never run extension cords or lights under rugs or furniture. Heat or a spark could ignite the flammable materials.
  • Avoid overloading outlets and circuits. Flickering lights, tripped circuit breakers, and blown fuses are warning signs that your home’s electrical outlets may be overloaded. 
  • Avoid hanging lights on the lower limbs of the tree if you have small children in the house.
  • Turn off lights before you go to bed and anytime you leave home.