If you plan to decorate your home for the holidays, it is important to take the time to make sure that your home is in good enough condition to be decorated. There are some homeowners who make the mistake of decorating their home without making sure it is in good condition and end up being injured or damaging their home worse than it already is. The following guide walks you through a few inspections you should consider having done before you decorate your home this holiday season.
Have the Gutters Inspected
If you plan to hang lights on the edge of your gutters, it is best to have them inspected before adding anything to them. You need to be sure that they are cleaned out and properly attached to your home. If you were to add lights to full gutters or not properly attached gutters, they could pull away from the house. For more information on gutter repair, contact a professional.
Have the Roof Inspected
If you want to decorate the roof of your home, you need to be sure that there are no loose shingles or weak areas on the roof. If you were to place decorations on weak spots on your roof, it could cause the roof to collapse in that area. If there are loose shingles on the roof, they could become loose when you try to walk across it. This could lead to you falling off of the roof and being badly injured.
Have the Electricity Inspected
Before you plug numerous lights in your home, you need to be sure that your electric unit in your home can support the amount of electricity that will be needed to power all of the lights. Have an electrician to come to your home and inspect all of the outlets and the electrical components to ensure that they are wired properly and that there are no issues that need to be addressed. The electrician may also be able to help you learn about changes you can make to ensure that your electric bill is as low as it can possibly be.
Once your home has passed all of these inspections, you can decorate your home with peace of mind that it is in good condition. Be sure to secure the decorations in a way that will not lead to any damage being done to the gutters or the roof. There are clips and clamps available that are designed specifically to hang lights and secure decorations in a damage-free way.