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Tips for Safe Decorating this Holiday Season!

Christmas Tree Care

We all know the family debate over which tree to get. Do you get an artificial tree, or do you go out and get a real tree to fill the house with the fresh scent of pine? Regardless of which you choose, you want to be careful when you are selecting your tree in an effort to prevent a fire caused by your tree. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Place your tree away from any type of heat source like a fireplace or a heater.
  • If you choose to go the hassle-free route and use an artificial tree, be sure the tag says flame resistant.
  • For the real tree fans;
    • Be sure you pick a fresh tree with lovely green needles and a sticky trunk.
    • Water your tree daily to avoid drying it out.

Check those lights

Be sure you double check those old lights to see if they need to be replaced. After you checked and replaced the necessary lights (frayed wires, broken sockets, loose connections) be careful when hanging them. Use insulated hooks or staples instead of nails to avoid damaging those pretty lights. To avoid a possible electrical fire, be sure to turn off all lights before leaving the house and going to bed.

Don’t go it alone, prevent injury while decorating!

Never try to hang lights and other decorations that may be out of reach by yourself. Call a neighbor for some help, and use a proper ladder while they support you.

Plants to watch out for

They may be nice to look at and very in season, but be careful where you place those poinsettias. Poinsettias are poisonous when ingested, it’s best to keep them out of reach of kids and fur babies.

For more helpful tips check out these wonderful articles

Clark County NV, Fire Department’s Holiday Safety Tips
One Medical’s Top 12 Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

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Happy Decorating!
We hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

Tips For Safe Decorating This Holiday Season!
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