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Merry Christmas & Fire Safety tips during the Holiday Season

12/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Wishes All a Happy & Safe Holiday Season!

The holiday season is upon us, and as we gather around the warmth of our homes to celebrate Christmas, it's essential to prioritize safety. While twinkling lights, crackling fires, and festive decorations create a magical atmosphere, they can also pose potential fire hazards. At SERVPRO®, we understand the importance of a safe and joyous holiday season. Here are some valuable fire safety tips to ensure your Christmas is merry and bright for all the right reasons.

  1. Mindful Decorating

Tip: Choose decorations wisely, opting for flame-resistant or flame-retardant materials. Keep decorations, especially those made of paper or fabric, away from heat sources such as candles and heaters.

  1. Responsible Lighting

Tip: Inspect all Christmas lights before hanging them. Replace any damaged or frayed wires, and avoid overloading electrical outlets or extension cords. Turn off decorative lights before leaving home or going to bed.

  1. Cautious Candle Use

Tip: Consider using flameless LED candles instead of traditional candles. If you choose traditional candles, keep them in sturdy holders on a stable surface, away from flammable items.

  1. Smart Tree Care

Tip: If you have a live Christmas tree, water it regularly to prevent it from drying out. Keep it away from heat sources and ensure that the tree stand is stable. Dry trees are highly flammable. Proper hydration reduces the risk of your beautiful tree becoming a fire hazard.

  1. Fireplace Safety

Tip: If you're enjoying a roaring fire in the fireplace, never leave it unattended. Use a sturdy screen to keep sparks contained, and have the chimney inspected and cleaned regularly.

  1. Emergency Preparedness

Tip: Ensure everyone in your household knows the location of fire exits and how to use fire extinguishers. Develop and practice a fire escape plan, especially if you have guests during the holidays.

This holiday season, let's prioritize the safety and well-being of our loved ones. By following these fire safety tips from SERVPRO, you can create a festive and secure environment for a Christmas filled with joy and cherished memories. SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna would like to wish you and your family a safe, happy, and cozy holiday season!

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