Tips to Keep your Home Safe during the Holiday Season

Tips to Keep your Home Safe during the Holiday Season

As the song goes, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”! There are holiday decorations, Christmas trees and holiday cheer all around. As you are putting up your decorations both indoors and outdoors or choosing your live Christmas tree, there are certain safety tips that you should follow to make sure that your home is safe from fire hazards. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, Christmas trees and holiday decorations fires result in twice the injuries and five times more fatalities than an average winter fire. There is an average of 250 home fires a year that began with Christmas tree fires resulting in millions of dollars of damage. Keep your family and home safe this holiday season by following these simple steps for candles, holiday lights and Christmas trees:

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