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What To Know Before Hiring Someone To Put Up Your Christmas Lights


There’s no better way to show off your Christmas spirit than by decorating your home with a festive display of holiday lights. However, we all know that the task can be a bit daunting, and even a bit dangerous. Therefore, you might be considering a professional service this year. However, there are a few things you should know before hiring someone that will prevent you from being liable for anything that can happen on your property.

  1. Insurance

This is extremely important. While a license isn’t required to put up Christmas lights, you must make sure that whoever is putting up your lights carries the proper level of insurance – both liability and worker’s compensation insurance.

While installing holiday lighting, they’re dealing with both electricity and heights, both of which are inherently dangerous. If someone were to be injured while on your property, you may be held liable if they are not properly insured.

  1. Experience

During this time of year, you’ll see many companies and organizations offering lighting as a service – even if they don’t have much experience – because it is assumed to be an easy revenue driver. However, these people assume holiday lighting is simple to do and requires little effort, which can have an impact on your results. If you’re going to invest in holiday lighting, you want it to look professional, and without years of experience, there is no guarantee as to what your results will look like. Make sure you do your research and hire a company that is well reviewed and has pictures of the work they’ve done before reaching for your checkbook.

  1. Lighting

There are a lot of different lighting products out there and some can be pretty cheap and low quality. You’ll want to ensure that the professionals you hire are using commercial grade materials. Low-quality materials would keep breaking and need repairs, and if you are willing to invest in professional lighting, you should be utilizing the best materials available.

  1. Integrity

You will want to work with professionals that stand by their work. This is why it’s so important to read reviews and reach out to former customers if possible. Should something go wrong, you want to make sure that you’ve hired a company that will come back and take care of the problem at no extra charge.

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