Many of the lights you’ll see on decorations this upcoming holiday season need electricity to power them. Often, decorators and designers turn to extension cords for help. While it’s convenient to have power in places where there’s no electrical outlet, extension cords can pose a fire and shock hazard if they’re used improperly.
Fires are often caused by damaged cords, overloading, misuse, or short circuits. Hortica has some tips that will help you reduce the risk.