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Prevent Fires in Homes During the Holidays

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

The holiday season should be a time to make merry with your friends and family. This is the time of the year when you put away the pressures of life and share in the joy.

But this is also the season when homes are most vulnerable to fires.

To prevent your home from going up in flames this holiday season, consider the following fire prevention tips:

3 Easy Tips to Prevent Fires in Your Murfreesboro

1. Dispose of Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

What is a holiday without some decorations and a Christmas tree?

As much as they bring merry to our hearts, they can also pose a great fire risk to our homes. Many Christmas trees come from cedar, cypress, and pine – and these trees are highly flammable when they are dried out.

It is, therefore, important to water your Christmas tree when in use and dispose of it once the holiday season is over. Consider an artificial fire-retardant Christmas tree as a safer alternative.

2. Keep Matches and Flammable Materials Away From Kids

When you put kids and flammable materials together, the end result is always ugly. 

In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, kids below the age of 5 years have a 50% higher risk of fire-related deaths than the rest of the population.

Being on a constant look-out for all your kid’s activities is a nerve-wracking and time-consuming affair. A better way of handling this would be identifying all items that may pose a fire hazard and keep them away from children.

3. Ensure All Electric Appliance are Working Properly

Statistics show that electrical fires cause as much as $1.1 billion in property damages and an estimated 310 deaths each year. Furthermore, these electric-caused fires peak during the holidays when more people rely on electricity for lighting and heating.

If you don’t want to contribute to these worrying statistics, ensure that you have all your electrical appliances in optimal working condition. This includes inspecting your decorative lights, switches, wiring, and other household electronics.

Count on SERVPRO Murfreesboro for Quick Fire Emergency Restoration Services This Holiday

In the unfortunate event that a fire does break out in your home, you should contact SERVPRO for restoration services as soon as possible.

With SERVPRO, you are guaranteed the most extensive emergency restoration and home cleaning services. You’ll have your home back to normal in no time.

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