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How to Install Holiday Lighting the Safe and Easy Way

The holidays are a magical time of year when everything seems lighter and brighter. You may have already started sorting through all the bins and boxes you've had tucked away since last year in preparation for a little home decoration. 

Do you get a twinkle in your eye thinking about how beautiful your home will look once all the Christmas and holiday lights are installed, or do you get a little nervous thinking about climbing a ladder to the top of your roof?

House decorating requires a lot of planning, can be time-consuming, and may even be dangerous without the proper tools or experience. Hiring a professional handyman to install your holiday lights and decorations can help save time and reduce the risk of injury when setting up the display yourself.

Holiday Handyman Services

The beauty of the season can be expressed in so many different ways and a trusted handyman can help bring your vision to life with these traditional services:

  • String lights along the roofline
  • Add lighting to the doorway, walkway or architectural features
  • Install exterior flood lights to highlight seasonal lawn displays
  • Provide staked lighting around the exterior of the home
  • Add lit wreaths outside doors or front of home
  • Hang decorations or lights in trees

Safety First

Hidden behind the beauty of colorful light displays can be badly wired or improperly grounded electrical lines that could ruin your decorations, cause damage to your home, or even spark a fire.

By hiring a professional handyman who is experienced in electrical services you can ensure your outlets are not overloaded, your lights and electrical displays are free from defects, you are using power efficiently, and you're not in danger of accidentally burning down your house.

Sadly, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that approximately 200 people a day, during the months of November and December, are injured decorating their homes for the holidays. Protect yourself from injury and your home from damage by hiring a licensed and insured professional. 

Tools of the Trade

It may seem easy enough to hang a few lights outside or to put up a Christmas tree, but the average homeowner doesn't have the necessary tools to do the job safely or properly. When you hire a handyman, they'll bring ladders, tools, equipment, hangers, and fasteners. 

Depending on your level of holiday spirit or collection of usable decorations, they can also purchase and install lights, electrical cords, and everything needed to ensure a beautiful holiday transformation.

Don't risk falling off a chair as you try to place the star on top of the tree or hang lights in a hard-to-reach window. Avoid tripping hazards from electrical cords being strung inside and out—your handyman will make sure to use the most efficient connections and zip tie the cords together.

A pro will use gutter hangers to properly hang lights without drilling and make sure your door will close tight when the wreath is on display. 

Let Puls Handle All of Your Holiday Decorating Needs

Need a lighted wreath hung in a second-story gable? Have you always wanted your trees lit up in green and red but never had the proper lighting or electrical connections? A Puls handyman is ready to take care of all your holiday lighting and decorating needs for a safe and fast set-up. All appointments can be made online with same-day service available if needed.

With the knowledge and skills needed, a Puls handyman can help with holiday home decorating to reduce your stress plus make sure the job gets done safely and in a short amount of time. Call or click today to schedule an appointment and transform your home into the talk of the neighborhood.

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Debbie D.
Debbie D.
Debbie Dey is a professional writer with over three decades of experience in residential construction. Her background gives her a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of home improvement projects, which she enjoys sharing through her writing. She has been a Puls staff writer since 2018. In her free time, you can find her relaxing by the water or cruising with her husband in their sports car.

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