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Holiday Tree Lighting Tips

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

The holidays can be a magical time for families to come together and celebrate the passing of another great year! However, the décor that comes with celebrating can cause some accidents if not handled properly. Here are some tips to help prevent obstacles that may interfere with your holiday Spirit!

One major factor to consider is your Christmas tree! Each holiday season, fire departments respond to an average of 210 Christmas tree fires nationally, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Tree fires aren't super common, but when they do happen, they're more likely to be serious.

  • Keep your tree at least three feet away from all heat sources (like fireplaces, radiators, and heat vents). 
  • Check the condition of your extension before, during and after using lights for the tree. 
  • If you have a real tree, remember to keep it watered; the drier the tree, the more easily it could ignite. 
  • Buy a fresh tree rather than a dry tree to decrease the possibility of a fire 
  •  choose a sturdy stand so the tree won't tip over.
  • Get a timer for your Christmas lights to save on electricity and safety when you’re not around. 
  • Organize any Cords or wiring to prevent tripping
  • Keep a fire extinguisher nearby 
  • Ensure your artificial trees have a seal of approval when it comes to flame resistance
  • Never use electric lights with metal leaded  trees as it can cause electrocution 

If a fire does occur please immediately evacuate and call 911.  Call us at (301)-459-0444 so that we can assist you in remediating any fire damage that comes your way this holiday season. 

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