As you decorate your home in holiday cheer, it is extremely important that you realize the present fire hazards and take measures to reduce the risks. Your lights and decorations must be displayed in a way that ensures safety and security for you, your family, and your home. When decorating your home for the holidays, be sure to keep these important holiday safety tips in mind:
- Holiday home safety begins when you take a family trip to the Christmas tree lot. You will want to pick the freshest tree on the lot that’s needles do not break off easily. Additionally, you must quench your tree’s thirst on a daily basis to ensure that the tree lasts four weeks through the holidays. If you will be illuminating your Christmas tree in holiday cheer, make sure to set a timer on the lights to reduce fire hazards.
- Be extra cautious when lining your home in holiday lights. This means always having a spotter when reaching great heights and never reaching outside of your comfort zone. Additionally, all lights should be on a timer and should be turned off whenever the house is unoccupied.
- The only way your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms can provide you with security is if they are equipped with charged batteries. If you have not yet changed the batteries of these vital life saving devices, now is the perfect time to do so.