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Christmas Light Safety Tips, Inside and Out

800px-Christmas_Lights_house_displayThis Christmas, before you enjoy the magic and wonder of twinkling lights in your home, take a few moments to ensure that you have safely illuminated your home inside and out.

* Candles provide a warm glow, but they are major fire hazards – use battery-operated candles instead.

* Before you string lights around the tree or hang them from your porch, carefully check for cracked cords, frayed ends, or loose connections.

* Make sure that cords are not pinched under heavy furniture or in doors or windows.

* Ensure that your outdoor lights are rated for outdoor use.  Indoor lights have thinner insulation that may become damaged when exposed to weather.

* Use insulated hooks to hang lights – screw or tacks may pierce the cable and become electrified.

* Purchase LED lights, which run cooler than incandescent lights and also save energy.

* Turn off all Christmas lights, indoors and outdoors, when you leave your home and before you go to bed.

Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) wishes you and your family a safe and magical holiday season!  If you are looking for a new home in Atlanta, we invite you to visit our incredible new communities in Gwinnett, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties.  For more information, including available homes, photos, floorplans, and more, visit us online at  To keep up-to-date on the latest news and offerings by RHG Homes, check us out on Facebook at  You can also catch up with us on Twitter and see footage of our beautiful new homes and communities on YouTube!


*Sources: Electric Safety Foundation International (ESFI), Networx

*Photo Source: Anthony92931, Wikimedia Commons