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Avoid Injuries while Hanging Christmas Lights this Season

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a three-year study reporting that nearly 18,000 individuals were treated in emergency rooms for falls alone while hanging Christmas lights. 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.

Common Injuries Include:

Every year, hospital emergency rooms treat roughly 12,500 people for injuries such as falls, cuts, and shocks related to holiday lights, electrical decorations, and Christmas trees. {U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)}

Nearly 6,000 emergency room patients are seen each season due to holiday decorating falls alone (CDC).

Over 200 fire-related fatalities and injuries happen during the two days of December 31 and January 1.

Design the look you want for your home this Christmas season safely from the ground with a free quote from one of our seasonal lighting professionals. Whether it’s 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. ABC Home and Commercial Services has done light installations longer than many of our competitors have even been in business, so you can trust you’re getting a highly professional job at a fair price.

We light up your home with large C-9 or small mini lights, depending on the application. We install lights with all-in-one gutter or shingle clips and power them with heavy-duty 15 amp outdoor timers. For neatly outlined yards, we mount C-9 lights on durable plastic yard stakes. Not only that, but our pros will:

~  Outline fascia, windows, doors or archways

~  Decorate trees, shrubs, mailboxes … even line your driveway!

At the end of the Christmas season, clean up is a snap. ABC will remove and neatly store the lights in your space, ready for another easy installation next year.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact a Seasonal Lighting Specialist today for your free quote, and be the envy of your neighbors this Christmas season with the best looking house on the block!

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