Christmas Light Storage

Good Day and Happy New Year!

We are revamping our blog with new and up to date topics. Also we will be having guest bloggers to share some of their thoughts this year as well.  This weeks blog is about storing Christmas Lights. Probably asking huh. Read on. So lets begin.

I am sure you know how to install your Christmas Lights on the tree or the gutters. However, what about the wire of the lights it self and the receptacles and extension cords. That is what this blog is about.

When removing the lights check the wires of the lights. One small short or tear can result in shorts or other damage to the area. The wire on the lights are thin wired and can be punctured or torn easily. (quick tip. wrap the lights around a box or hanger so they don’t get tangled)

The extension cord. The cord should had been a GFCI extension cord for the outside. Before wrapping that up and placing in the garage, check the tripper. Make sure it trips. If it does not. It is defective. Trash it and make a mental note about getting a new one.

Lastly, check the receptacles inside and out. If the plug feels a bit loose or actual receptacle is loose. Try tightening with a screwdriver. If still loose. The receptacle may need to be replaced.  Still a minor task after the decorations are down.

These three steps will help you next year so its not a headache doing the decorations. Feel free to contact us anytime at, 352-322-2700 or


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Emerald Inspection Service, LLC, is the premier inspection service for West and Central Florida. An affordable and buyers choice licensed and insured home inspection company. We are licensed radon measurement technician with The Florida Department of Health. Additionally we are certified, for mold inspections, construction compliance inspections, wind mitigation inspection, air quality testing, log cabin inspections, 4 - Point Inspection, well water testing and Roof Certifications. Certified 203-K Consultant for HUD and FHA construction loans. We also offer other services as well. Check the services page to find out more. From the city condo to the country home, the mobile home, town-homes and commercial properties, we will inspect every property with the precise and thorough details of your home or business. On-site reporting delivered to your inbox once the inspection process is completed. Licensed Radon Measurement Technician, Certified Mold Inspector, and Certified Log Cabin Inspector. 844-RADON-40 (723-6640) or 352-322-2700

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