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3 Christmas Fire Dangers That Could Burn Your Christmas Cheers (and how to avoid them)

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

It’s meant to be the most wonderful time of the year but do you know how to keep it that way and avoid dangerous fires? You may not want to think of “what could go wrong”, but let’s prepare on how to avoid it, to ensure safety this Christmas.

Lucky for you, it only takes a few simple steps to keep your house and family safe during the festive season. When you finish this article, you’ll feel confident and safe celebrating Christmas at home. 

3 Festive Dangers & How To Avoid Them

  • Christmas Light Fires - Christmas lights bring families joy every year, but these festive decorations can often spark fires. Before lighting up your house and tree, be mindful to check each bulb individually and ensure they are not damaged. Also check for exposed wires inside and outside, because when they get wet, they could create a deadly spark on your Christmas tree. 
  • Fireplace Decorations - Stockings upon the fireplace can turn your home into a Winter Wonderland. Would you know what to do if they caught fire? We don’t often consider the dangers of such a beautiful decoration, but they can quickly help a flame escape the fireplace. When decorating, keep a safe distance between your stockings and the fireplace. If possible, avoid decorating the top and sides. This will give you peace of mind when trying to keep warm at Christmas. 
  • Candle Flames - Candles are responsible for hundreds of fires each Christmas. Getting caught up in Christmas festivities might mean we leave candles burning during the night, or place flammable items next to them. To reduce the risk of fire make sure there are no lit candles in your home before you go to bed, or in easy to reach places. Something as simple as keeping candles off coffee or dining tables could stop a fire from starting. 

Read our related articles and make sure you’re prepared for the worst case scenario. Not only will you save thousands in repairs, but you could save family and friends from deadly flames. 

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The Team at SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties.

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