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3 Holiday Fire Safety Tips You Need To Know

By December 12, 2019 December 16th, 2019 Insurance
holiday safety tips
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!

The holidays can be filled with carefree fun. Unfortunately, they’re also a time that’s prone to preventable accidents.

There are three things you need to pay attention to this holiday season. These are Christmas Trees, Indoor/Outdoor Holiday Lighting, and Fireplaces.

Discover the safety practices you need to know about each of these topics below!

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CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE SAFETY

Depending on your religion, you may have a Christmas tree in your home.

  • Place your tree in an area that is away from heat sources such as vents, radiators, heaters, etc.
  • Make sure you keep your tree base filled with water to help avoid it drying out.
  • Keep holiday candles away from your Christmas tree.
  • Turn off your Christmas tree’s lights before you go to bed.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR HOLIDAY LIGHTING SAFETY

Whether you have a menorah inside or holiday lights outside, there are a few things you need to know to stay safe.

  • Don’t overload outlets or extension cords.
  • Keep cords out of any water and away from anything metal.
  • Never place cords under rugs or in a place where they may get pinched or frayed.
  • Connect your lights and ensure functionality before hanging them.
  • Immediately discard any lighting with damaged cords.
FIREPLACE SAFETY

Want to warm your holidays by the fireplace? You can relax knowing you followed these tips.

  • You should never put chemicals of any kind in your firewood. Burning chemicals releases them into the air.
  • Keep your fireplace clean. This will allow for better airflow and cleaner combustion.
  • Check your chimney cap to make sure it’s secure, undamaged, and not blocked by tree limbs.
YOU’RE ALL SET!

Now you can enjoy the holidays with a little less stress.