The Hassle of Taking Down Christmas lights
Are you tired of spending hours taking down your Christmas lights after the holiday season each year? While you probably don’t want to go out in the cold, you probably also don’t want lights hanging around until Valentine’s Day. So the only option is to bundle up, make your way up the ladder, and bring them all down.
It’s a pain, it puts you in danger, and there is another way. Let’s take a closer look at the Christmas aftermath, what can go wrong with removing holiday lights, and how Shine can take care of it all for you.
The Christmas Aftermath
Every Christmas most people go through the same traditions. There is the excitement of the coming holiday, all the decorating, the shopping, the socializing, and the food. Did we mention the delicious food? It’s fun, a bit stressful, and busy. Then New Years passes, and it’s time to get back to normal. However, you have to take down all the decorations and may have to go shopping for some clothes with a little more breathing room! Anyway, it’s not fun. One of the biggest tasks is the Christmas lights.
When it’s cold outside, it’s not only inconvenient to go outside, but can present dangers when climbing on the roof to remove lights. You may be asking, was it all worth it? You want the beautiful lighting display and to share in the Christmas spirit, but you don’t want to fuss with all the trouble. We don’t blame you. However, there are some serious risks at play you should factor into your yearly festivities.
What Could Go Wrong?
When looking at what can realistically go wrong with the removal of Christmas lights, note that about 5,800 people go to the emergency room each year due to a fall while decorating for the holidays. The most common fall is falling off a ladder followed by falling off the roof, and then falling from furniture.
Another risk is exposure to lead. When looking at holiday lights, researchers found that 80% contained lead, 25% at levels which would be illegal in Europe. The toxic metal can be found on the wiring insulation as well as on the bases of the bulbs. It’s recommended that you wear gloves and wash your hands when handling them.
If you think you’d rather not risk it, we can take care of it all.
Shine’s Custom Lighting Package Relives Christmas Stress
It’s not just taking down the Christmas lights that can be a bit of a hassle. Putting them up in the first place poses the same risks. Furthermore, if you don’t fit your Christmas lights properly or misread some instructions, you can expose your home to a fire risk.
At Shine, we will bring the lights, put them up, and take them down, all at a time which is convenient for you. You can choose from a wide selection of designs and finally have the Christmas display you’ve always dreamt about. We also have a supply of lights we provide that are considered the safest on the market so there’s no need to worry. Our all inclusive package not only saves you many hours of valuable time, but also minimizes the risk of fire, falls, and other problems.