Christmas Tree Fire Safety
Don’t let Christmas ever heat up too much — with fire that is. Christmas trees alone result in 13 million dollars a year in property damage. More importantly, these fires can be dangerous to your family and friends. Tree dryness, electrical malfunctions, and poor location can be a deadly combination when showcasing a live tree in your home.
Here are some safety tips for your tree to help unwanted surprises during the Hollidays.
-Keep the bases of the tree well watered to prevent it from drying out.
-Keep away from heat sources such as heaters, fireplaces, or light sources such as candles.
-Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches.
-Do not forget to turn the Christmas lights on the tree out at night.
-Be sure to plug your lights into a ground-fault circuit interrupter protected receptacle.
Don’t let your Holliday season burn out and go up in flames. Remember these few safety tips to help make sure your Holliday season goes as planned.