The holidays are a time for family. It’s the time of year when everyone comes home to relax and unwind in the company of their nearest and dearest. No one wants to think about things like safety during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important!
Because everyone is busy relaxing, the holidays are often when accidents will happen around the house. Don’t let your holiday vacation be ruined by a fire or an unexpected theft. Follow our simple list of holiday safety tips to keep your home and family protected during this time of the year. We hope they are helpful!
Candles will always be a fire hazard. Even if they are placed in a candle-holder or another container, it is always better to blow them out before you go to bed. Remember that you can easily light them again in the morning — and sleep comfortably knowing that everyone is safe! If a fire occurs, contact ServiceMaster of Savannah for your clean-up and repair needs.
Keep the Tree Fresh
When it comes to Christmas safety, it is important to ensure that your Christmas tree does not dry out. A dry Christmas tree can easily catch fire. Besides, keeping your tree fresh will make a better impression on all those visiting family members!
Many Christmas tree holders will allow you to pour water into the base. Fill this space initially, then keep an eye on the water level and refill it if it’s absorbed by the tree. When the tree does dry out, that means it’s time to take it to the curb right away.
LED Christmas Lights
Switching to LED Christmas lights is a great way to save money and improve Christmas safety at the same time. Not only do LED lights use less energy, but they also burn cooler.
Pets and Kids are likely to tip over the Christmas Tree
Young children and pets are prone to knocking things over especially amidst all the excitement of Christmas Day. If you are burning candles or having a fire in your living room, it’s a good idea to keep attention on both pets and kids. You don’t want to end the day with a Christmas bonfire!
In the Kitchen
Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stove-top. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period, turn off the stove. If a kitchen fire occurs, contact ServiceMaster of Savannah for your repairs and clean-up.
Following these simple safety tips for the holidays should keep your family happy and your home protected! We hope that you will all enjoy a safe and relaxing time with your families.
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Happy Holidays from ServiceMaster Restore of Savannah!