Landscaping companies seeing demand for Christmas light installation, tips to avoid scams
COLORADO SPRINGS – With the Christmas season approaching, families proudly display their Christmas lights, and as the pandemic continues, landscaping companies see they see great demand. But some take advantage of homeowners during this time and cheat them with their hard earned money.
Timberline Landscaping says it is important for families to hire skilled workers to install Christmas lights. They say it is not a good idea to work with a contractor or a company that you cannot verify yourself.
“If you want someone to go out on your roof, you don’t want them to fall off and not be insured. You don’t want your house to burn down on vacation. Make sure someone comes out reputable,” said Aaron Powell. Residential Account Manager, Christmas Sale for Timberline Landscaping.
He recommends homeowners ensure that anyone doing the installation is insured with the correct equipment to do the job. And if the price sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
“If someone comes out and is willing to put your lights up too cheaply, they most likely don’t know what they’re doing or aren’t insured. And if there’s a problem, you probably won’t leave.” To fix that, we don’t do that, “Powell said.
With the Christmas-related pandemic worsening and tightening, the company says more families are taking part in their annual Christmas guide.
“This year we’ve seen so many people get excited about the lack of Christmas parties. We can’t sit on Santa’s lap so people look for things to do with their families and give out our Christmas guides so busy for them, “said Stephanie Early, chief strategy officer for Timberline Landscaping.
The Christmas Guide helps families find computerized light shows, hot cocoa, coffee breaks, and scavenger hunts.
“These are the best-lit properties in town, so you can find some Timberline landscaping properties, but you will find things homeowners have done. Those fun Clark Griswald type folks who want out and decorate their home.” and add to the leader just to spread a bit of cheer, “said Early.
Families interested in listing their home in the Christmas guide must submit it by December 15.