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Outdoor Lighting Maintenance: Tips for Homeowners

Outdoor Lighting Maintenance: Tips for Homeowners

on Aug 16, 2013 in adec electrical, Electrical Contractor, Electrical sevices, Florescent Lighting, Home Lighing Repair, Home Lighting, Induction Lighting, Latest News, Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Servces, Lighting Services Vancouver, Outdoor Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Sign Maintenance, Sign Service, Signs

Outdoor Lighting Maintenance: Tips for Homeowners


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With the season becoming the time in which people are spending more times outdoors and in their gardens. This is also the time of year in which people should be concerned about lighting maintenance, even with their outdoor lighting. In fact, the outdoor lighting is more than likely the area that is going to need the most attention as there are several factors that can affect how these lights are working.

Factors Affecting Outdoor Lighting

When lights are used outdoors, they are going to be experiencing the elements. Not only is rain, wind and the sun going to be damaging, but also the shrubbery, flowers and grass that are growing around these lights. The age of the lights can also be a factor that will require more maintenance. There are several people who are going to find a professional is the only way to go when some problems become too much. It is not unheard of for outdoor lighting to suffer damage to wiring and the like from excessive moisture after a hard winter. This is where an electrical contractor can come in handy as they have the knowledge of lighting repair needed to make the outdoor lighting work again.

Preventative Maintenance

There are a few lighting maintenance preventative steps in which a person can take with their outdoor lighting. For one, never plant flowers or shrubs very close to lights that are utilizing wires in the ground, as the roots of these plants or flowers could cause the wires to break and pose a huge threat to the area. Secondly, be sure to install lights that are for outdoor use. Through using a professional, you can ensure this is completed appropriately. There is a reason that outdoor lights are different from indoor lights and this is going to help prevent any fire issues, and ensure the lights stay working for longer. Also, always be sure that you are taking the time to pull away grass or wipe away any condensation so that this does not cause long term effects that are unable to be repaired.

Though outdoor lighting is many times thought to be something that is put up and the person never has to bother with maintenance, these types of lights need just as much looking after as if they were indoors. Through proper maintenance and care, the outdoor lighting scheme a person has is more likely to stay beautiful fo

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