For many families, the hanging of Christmas lights is a cherished tradition. But hanging them yourself can be dangerous if the right precautions aren't taken.

Online PR News – 19-November-2019 – High Point, NC – Everyone loves gazing at Christmas Lights this time of year. And for many families, the hanging of the lights is a cherished tradition. But hanging them yourself can be frustrating and even dangerous if the right precautions aren't taken. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are thousands of injuries every year resulting from holiday decorating.

The Christmas Light Installation Experts at Christmas Lights by Go-Forth have provided some tips for staying safe when installing your own Christmas lights:

Always take the time to look for and read all safety warnings and installation instructions. Not only will this help prevent injury, but it will also educate you on how many strands you can connect together. You don't want to get too far along in the decorating process to only have to start over!
Be sure to use ladders properly. Ensure both feet are on level ground and always have a spotter (second person on the ground) hold the bottom securely. You should never use a ladder when you are alone. Be sure that the ladder can hold both your weight and the weight of the decorations you're carrying
If possible, use LED bulbs - they are much cooler than incandescent bulbs (and they use less energy - saving you money as well!)
Fasten lights securely to avoid them being damaged by the wind or potentially falling on property below. You also don't want them dangling free for children to grab.
Avoid any roof work during snow, ice or rain.
Make sure to have the appropriate electrical supply you need for your project. If you are unsure, a qualified electrician can assist you.

Ben Keifer, manager of the Christmas Lights division at Go-Forth, says, "As a professional Christmas Lights installation company, we have made large financial investments in safety equipment, ladders, lighting products and training courses to ensure our team has all the tools they need to do the best job, in the safest way. We hope that individuals who hang their own lights will make this same investment in their own safety. The most beautiful light display in the world isn't worth a single injury."


Go-Forth Pest Control was founded in 1959 in the North Carolina Triad. The company offers residential and commercial pest control, lawn care and Christmas light installation. It has now grown to have branches in the Triad, Lake Norman, Charlotte and Raleigh. It is a family owned business now with its third generation owner. Go-Forth strives to have profound professionalism and customer service that makes customers, employees, and the community proud to be associated with Go-Forth Pest Control. It is home to the 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 NC Statewide Technicians of the Year. Go-Forth is the only company in the state to be recognized with that track record. Go-Forth Pest Control is also a Family Business Award winner, a Triad Best Places to Work winner, a PCT Top 100 company, a NC Triad Fast 50 company, and an Inc. Magazine Fastest Growing Company in America.