As you finish buttoning things down for winter in your community, make sure you are ready for holiday decorations. This is a good time to check electrical connections and wiring for any lighted displays you plan to install to brighten the season. All too often we get a rush of requests for repair work or upgrades just before the holidays after workers discover problems when they try to turn on holiday lights.
Here’s a quick checklist to run through now so you can get your repair or upgrade requests in before the rush.
- Check for damaged or weathered wiring
- Inspect plugs to make sure they are free of debris or bug nests
- Test lighting sockets to ensure they are working properly
- Verify that your planned lighting will not overload your electric system
If you identify needed repairs or upgrades on Consumers Energy streetlights, call 1-800-477-5050 to get your work scheduled. By planning your work early, you can help ensure your community has that festive glow this holiday season.