7 Simple Steps To The Installation Of Festive Lights

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December is the time of unique holiday decorations and cozy atmosphere. If you’re not a fan of toys and garlands you can place lights on the inside and outside of your home. What can be considered as an advantage, is they come in all shapes and colours. If you’re enthusiastic to do it but don’t know how, here’s a simple set of instructions to guide you through the process:

1. Look For Ideas

There’s always a brain storming when you don’t know how exactly to cover your home in festive lighting. Look for inspiration on the internet or just take a walk around the neighbourhood. It’s not necessary to steal somebody’s ideas. Thus you’ll get the insight you seek.

2. Buy The Lights

Christmas lights

Once you’ve created the concept of how you want your light decoration to look like, make a shopping tour around the furnishing stores. This will help you, if you’re short on ideas, as there are all kinds and colours of lighting.

3. Ask For Help

Choose carefully and make a set you’d like to adorn your home with. If you find it difficult, however, you can always ask the shop assistant for advice.

4.Choose High Quality Lights

If you decide to compromise with lights of poor quality remember there are a few risks. First, the materials they’re made of are in many cases toxic. They cause rashes and God knows what else. The second downside is they’ll most probably go out and won’t function properly, thus ruin your holiday decoration.

5. Are There Any Defects?

a light testing an repairing tool

This clever gadget will help you test or repair holiday lights.

Check if the lights work properly and there aren’t any defects in the light bulbs or the cords. If you’re a skilled technician, you can always try to repair them. But if you have no experience or the tools necessary, don’t try to experiment. Just buy a new set, it’s not worth the risk. After all, you didn’t spend hundreds of pounds.

6. Locate The Power Sources

a person showing outside electric power sources

You can connect the socket with the extension cord through the window but it won’t close completely and warmth will squeeze out of your home. However, some houses may have power sockets on their porches. Make sure there’s a way to extend the cords. Thus the cables won’t stretch too much and the lights won’t drop down. If you have no exterior electrical outlet, you can try and connect your outside light with a socket adapter. Place it between the fixture and the lamp.

7. Work Safe

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Make sure the ladder you’ll use is strong enough to work with so you don’t lose balance and fall down. Use a plastic bag, so your hands are free .

 

8. Call Experts

If you haven’t done anything similar before, just call a professional. They have the necessary equipment and skills to perform the task. A reliable service company will provide you with quick and excellent results in no time at a minimal cost and spare you all the worries.

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