Snow. sleet, ice and freezing rain has become the topic of conversation among Greenville and Western North Carolina residents as of late. Being prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in mind for the remainder of the Winter is wise. In the same manner keeping your home and automobile winter weather ready, it is also important to make sure your outdoor lighting is in top working order.
You may ask why is outdoor lighting important during times of inclement weather — the answer is simple. Outdoor lighting does more than beautify your home and landscape, it also enhances safety by illuminating areas and helping you see and navigate away from slippery surfaces that can occur around the home. Stairs, paths, sidewalks and even driveways can become treacherous during wintry weather and can lead to accidents and even broken bones! With professional outdoor lighting you can easily see any areas of concern and address thesm preventing accidents before they occur.
One of the best ways to increase visibility in the areas you frequent around your home and within your landscape is through outdoor lighting. I have a neighbor who broke her foot last winter because the steps she traveled from her back door to her driveway were icy. Even though she had applied de-icing salts the night before, the fresh wintry mix which fell while the household slept produced more ice. The reason for the fall (which resulted in a six-week love affair with a pair of crutches) was simply due to poor visibility. If outdoor lighting had been installed and working properly around the stairway, the ice patch she slipped on would have been visible which would have likely prevented the accident altogether.
If you already have outdoor lighting it is also crucial to make sure your system is operating properly to avoid accidents. With the arrival of inclement weather we often receive requests for service calls regarding timer issues due to power outages. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville and Western NC can schedule a time to come out and adjust your timer, straighten any fixtures that have gone askew due to weather and inspect your system to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. Being on our annual outdoor lighting maintenance program will also help identify any issues before Old Man Winter has a chance to arrive.
With more winter weather in the forecast, now is the time to contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville & Western North Carolina — it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the safety of you and your family. Contact us today to learn more at (864) 292-00022 or visit us at greenville.outdoorlights.com.