Stay Safe During the Holidays with These Electrical Tips

Stay Safe During the Holidays with These Electrical Tips

As the holidays inch closer, many homeowners will soon begin to scale the outside of their homes, stringing lights and decorations in celebration of the season. However, holiday decorating can present danger in the form of falls and electric shock. How can you stay safe while performing such a jolly task?

On our latest installment of Chat with the Experts, we caught up with John O'Brien of J.P. McCurdy Electrical Services in Boston to talk about safe practices when it comes to decorating your home. You'll learn about the importance of GFCI outlets, proper lighting techniques and how an electrician can offer assistance.

O'Brien also shares some helpful information about your home's wiring, the benefits of roof heating and how to make a wise hiring decision when it comes to your home's electrical work. Listen in!

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About this Experts Contributor: Brian O'Brien is an electrician at J.P. McCurdy Electrical Services in Swampscott, Massachusetts. The Boston-area electrical contractor has over three decades of experience in the business and prides itself on having an eye on innovation, new technology and time-tested solutions. You can follow this contributor on Twitter @jpmelectric  and on Google+.


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