The Nightmare After Christmas (Taking Down the Christmas Lights)

Dec 29, 2022 | Christmas Lights | 0 comments

A Snowy yard and home with professional Christmas lights installed

Taking Down Christmas Lights Is No Fun

Taking down Christmas lights just isn’t fun, especially when it is cold, snowy, and already a little depressing that Christmas is over.

  1. It can be physically tiring: Taking down Christmas lights often involves climbing ladders, reaching high places, and maneuvering around obstacles. This can be physically demanding, especially if you have a lot of lights to take down.
  2. It can be time-consuming: Depending on how many lights you have and where they are located, it can take a while to take them all down.
  3. It can be tedious: Untangling strings of lights, carefully taking down each light, and packing them away can be tedious and monotonous.
  4. It can be frustrating: If the lights are tangled or if you have trouble reaching certain areas, it can be frustrating trying to take them down.

 

It’s Dangerous

Taking down Christmas lights can be dangerous for several reasons you may or may not know about. here are the most common dangers:

 

  1. Falls: Taking down Christmas lights often involves climbing ladders, which can be risky if the ladder is not secure or if you lose your balance.
  2. Electrocution: If the lights are still plugged in or if you handle the lights carelessly, you could potentially electrocute yourself.
  3. Fire hazards: If the lights are damaged or if they are placed too close to flammable materials, they could potentially cause a fire.
  4. Stress injuries: Repeatedly reaching, stretching, and carrying heavy loads can put a strain on your muscles and joints, potentially leading to injuries.
  5. Slips and trips: If you are working in a cluttered or poorly lit area, you could potentially trip and fall while taking down the lights.
A home with Custom cut Christmas lights with a ladder being used for installation.
A Christmas Lights Installer Carrying a ladder.

Benefits of Hiring Pro Christmas Lights Installers

There are several upsides to hiring a professional Christmas light installation company to take down (and install, maintain, and store) your Christmas lights.

 

  1. Safety: A professional will have the necessary training and equipment to safely take down the lights, reducing the risk of injury or accidents.
  2. Time-saving: A professional will be able to take down the lights more efficiently, saving you time and effort.
  3. Convenience: Hiring a professional means that you don’t have to worry about the task yourself, allowing you to focus on other things.
  4. Quality: A professional will be able to carefully take down the lights and properly store them to ensure that they are in good condition for next year.
  5. Peace of mind: Hiring a professional can give you peace of mind knowing that the job is being done correctly and safely.

Hiring A Christmas Lights Installer Saves Money

Hiring a professional company to do your Christmas lights can be a good economic choice for several reasons:

 

  1. Cost-effective: While hiring a professional company may involve upfront costs, it can ultimately save you money in the long run. A professional company will have the necessary equipment and expertise to do the job efficiently, potentially reducing the time and effort required to take down the lights. This can save you money on labor costs and potentially reduce the risk of damage to your lights or other property.
  2. Quality work: A professional company will have the experience and training to properly install and take down your Christmas lights, ensuring that they are installed and stored correctly. This can help to extend the lifespan of your lights, saving you money on replacements in the future.
  3. Liability coverage: Professional companies often have liability insurance to protect against any potential damage or injuries that may occur while working on your property. This can provide peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an accident.
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A home in the dusk light with white Christmas lights installed

Overall, hiring a professional company to do your Christmas lights can be a cost-effective and quality choice that offers liability protection and peace of mind.

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Brent Williams
Brent is a lifelong Utah resident and graduate of SUU. He mowed his first lawn at age 5 and has been enthralled by all things lawn care ever since. He enjoys spending time with his family, recreating in the great Utah outdoors, being involved in the local community, and performing research and development experiments of all sorts.