The holidays are a time of year to enjoy with family and loved ones but each year the number of people that end up in the emergency room increases and its mainly due to self inflicted injuries caused by decorations. Yes you heard that right – Christmas decorating can actually be bad for your health. For this reason we created this handy guide that will allow you to choose the right installation company so you can stay safe.
Hiring an installation company like www.christmaslightspros.xyz to put your Christmas lights on your home and decorate your home for the holidays is a great idea. Be sure to follow safety steps, watch the budget, and make sure you are hiring a reputable company with professional installers with insurance. Good luck with any installations and wishing you the best holiday season ever!
1) Be sure the company who installs the lights for you is bondable and carries their own liability
insurance. If they get injured falling off a ladder or stapling their hand to your house, you don’t want to have to take a claim out on your own liability insurance from your homeowner’s policy to pay for an injured worker. Make sure you see a copy of their insurance policy, don’t just take their word for it- and in the contract ensure that they sign that they will be responsible for their own liability insurance.
2) When going over a contract, be sure to negotiate a reasonable price. Some installers will want to be paid by the hour, while some installers will demand a flat fee for a certain number of decorations per square feet. Again, this should be discussed when you do your free consultation to see what works best for you, and how you can get the most value for your money.
3) Don’t forget the Wreath! There are about 100 different ways to make a Christmas Wreath to personalize a special design for your home. A Christmas Wreath is such a wonderful tradition, and you can hang it by yourself. Find some designs on Pinterest (there are so many), or if you have a favorite one that you use every year, that’s fine too. You can always just buy a wreath as well and hang it on your door. There is nothing worse than a beautifully decorated home with no wreath!
4) Be sure to check out how much the light installation is going to raise your electricity bill. Make a plan as to how long you’ll keep your lights on in the evenings and stick to it so your electricity bill doesn’t skyrocket. As the installers about this too, they will know which lights take more power. If you can afford it, ask them for lights that use less power. Solar lights are always an option as well.
5) Review the contractor’s licences and permits (if necessary) before you start allowing an installation crew to begin their work. After you’ve initially met with the crew, be sure to follow up by checking references! It may be that the installation crew does several homes in your area. Simply call one of your neighbors or someone who used the crew before and ask them about the quality of their work and their work ethic.
Out of all this the most important thing is your safety! By allowing a professional to do the work you minimize the chances of injury. Here is what a full install can look like if you choose the right company.