Could you put yourself in danger trying to hang up your Christmas lights in New Jersey? If anyone hears horror stories about Christmas light installations, it’s our team of professional installers. In fact, I ran into a friend who is an orthopedic surgeon. I asked him if he was treating a lot of ski accident injuries during the winter months especially after a snowfall. He said that some of the most serious accident cases he has treated this winter are from people who suffered injuries while hanging Christmas lights!
How can hanging Christmas lights cause harm to you or your loved ones? He said that several patients suffered shattered ankles after falling from a roof or ladder. While these injuries can be repaired, they will affect the person for the rest of their life. These are just the mild injuries that people suffer when hanging Christmas lights—the unlucky victims suffer traumatic brain injuries, back injuries and fractures.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency rooms treat more than 12,500 people for injuries such as falls, cuts, and shocks related to installing holiday lights, electrical decorations, and Christmas trees. It is important to note that this number only includes people who sought medical treatment at an emergency room. It is estimated that the true number of injuries is
substantially higher; perhaps two or three times this number.
Minimize the risks of injuries while hanging Christmas lights by observing these safety precautions:
- Understand the risks involved in your Christmas light installation plan and make a plan to manage those risks.
- Work with a partner.
- Ensure footwear has a good grip.
- Avoid hanging Christmas lights in icy or inclement conditions.
- Use a high-quality, sturdy ladder appropriate to the height.
- Move the ladder as required rather than overreaching.
- Make sure the ladder is securely positioned at all times and braced by a partner.
- Avoid alcohol or other substances while hanging lights.
- Hang your lights during daylight hours.
- Hire a professional!
Avoid injuries while hanging Christmas lights this season. Design your home’s Christmas look this season from the safety of the ground—with a free quote from our Christmas light installation professionals in NJ.
Whether your imagine Christmas lights on the eves, down the driveway, or in all of your trees, our lighting specialists will work closely with you to create the look you want.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact JVS Christmas Lighting today for your free quote, and be the envy of your neighbors this Christmas season with the best looking house on the block!