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Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

holiday decorations and candles on a tray If you have a house fire this season, we are the team you can count on. We are here 24/7 to begin the restoration process.

The holidays are such a fun time of year, filled with décor, delicious treats and plenty of cheer.
Between Christmas trees, lights on all the houses and gatherings of loved ones, there is a lot to
appreciate about this season each year.

However, while there is a lot to love about the holiday season, there is cause for concern from a
fire safety standpoint as well. The holidays bring about a change in habits and in household
items for many of us, which can lead to lurking fire hazards throughout the home. Fortunately,
many of these hazards can be avoided with a bit of prevention—read on for our top fire safety
tips for the holiday season!

Our Top Fire Safety Tips for This Holiday Season

**Be careful with your décor and decorations.** Decorating the house for the holiday season is so much fun, but it is important to be careful with what you are choosing for your home. If you like to decorate with lights, be sure to check all strands for frays or exposed wires and toss out any ones that look worn. If you like to use a real Christmas tree, be sure to water it daily—dried trees are highly flammable and can cause serious fire damage if ignited.

**Make sure to cook with care.** Making a big holiday meal or baking your favorite festive treats is a fun activity, but cooking safety is extremely important at any time of the year. If you are using the stovetop or oven, never leave it unattended, and keep anything flammable well away from heat-producing appliances in your kitchen. Additionally, it is a good time to check your kitchen’s smoke detector and fire extinguisher and replace them if necessary.

**Heat your home safely.** When there is a chill in an area of your home, a space heater can be a great way to warm things up without having to spend a fortune on your electric bill. However, space heaters can be quite a fire hazard if they are not used properly. Be sure space heaters are at least three feet from anything flammable and are equipped with tip-over sensors that will shut them off automatically if they are knocked off balance.

If you have a house fire this season, we are the team you can count on. We are here 24/7 to
begin the restoration process. Get in touch today to learn more or get a rapid response.

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