Now that the holiday season is wrapping up, many of us will be taking down the tree and putting away all those decorations.
Now is a good time to examine the lights for frayed wires and damaged strings. Discard any that might pose a hazard or simply no longer work. Of particular concern are those outdoor lights that may have been inadvertently stapled through, especially older ‘B’ base (screw-in) bulbs.
Those of us in colder regions will be using our clothes drier more often this season, so don’t forget to clean that lint from the exhaust duct if you haven’t already. Wet lint clogging the duct can cause the drier to overheat or catch fire in more severe cases. At the very least your clothes will take longer to dry with a partially clogged duct, using more energy, and draining your pocketbook.