Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Decorating for the holidays is second-nature to most Americans, but are you decorating your home safely?

‘Tis finally the season to deck the halls with holiday cheer. The holidays are a great time to ornate your home with fantastic decorations. But as beautiful as decorations can be, they also hold a bit of danger to them. Fires and cuts can be avoided if you follow these holiday decorating tips.

Holiday Tree 

It only takes a small spark and a couple of seconds to fully engulf a live pine tree in flames. The conflagration spreads and before you know it your entire home is on fire. Faux holiday trees are fireproof and require zero maintenance.
If you MUST purchase a real tree, be sure to keep it well watered and vacuum the inevitable needles that drop.

Holiday Ornaments

Glass ornaments are beautiful but should they fall and shatter, they can break into extremely sharp pieces. If you have small children or curious pets, one of these shards can cause a nasty laceration to unsuspecting feet (or paws).  Opt to purchase plastic ornaments, or hang your glass ones high above the reach of small children and pets.

Holiday Lights

Make sure to hang your lights away from anything flammable. This means your live holiday tree should not have any lights due to the flammable nature of trees. That way, if there are any short circuits, your the risk of fire is significantly reduced.

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