Best Fire Safety Tips for Homeowners During the Holidays
While the holidays are considered the most wonderful time of the year for most families, things like holiday decorations, interior and exterior lights, Christmas trees, fireplaces, and more are potential fire hazards. We know how important and fun it is to prepare a home for the holidays, but we also know how dangerous it is to avoid taking safety measures.
Our fire damage restoration experts at Cut N Dry Restoration have tips you can use to keep your home safe from a fire this holiday season.
Christmas Lighting and Decoration
One of the most fun things to do during the holidays is decorating your house with lots of lights and decorations that need to be plugged in like animatronics. However nice this may be, you could be setting yourself up for a potential fire or outage by overloading your electrical circuits.
Before going all out and decorating your house with a lot of lighting and electronics, be sure to inspect the lights you’re planning to use before plugging them in. Look for any worn wires or frays and kinks, these are all signs that it may be time to get new lights.
Indoor Christmas Trees
What’s the holiday without a Christmas tree? If you plan on buying a live Christmas tree this holiday season, remember to maintain it and keep it watered. Real Christmas trees catch on fire because they get too dry and become more susceptible to heat and sparks. To avoid this, fill the bottom of the Christmas tree with water regularly.
One of the main causes of fires during the holidays besides Christmas trees and decorations is cooking. Your meal may be ‘fire’ after it’s cooked (pun intended), however, the last thing you want is for your very merry meal to go up in flames.
To avoid a cooking fire, remember the cardinal rule of cooking — keep anything that can catch on fire away from the stove. This includes dish towels, paper towels, grocery bags, and more. Be sure to measure grease so that it doesn’t overflow. And, finally, double-check the batteries in your smoke alarm to be sure that your food isn’t burning while you cook.
Fire Restoration in Rancho Cucamonga
In the event that your home does catch on fire, we want you to know that we are here to help! We know how exciting the holidays are and that sometimes, things happen. We can help you restore your home after a fire and offer further assistance to help get your whole home in its best condition. Give us a call at (909) 829-5002 for more information and to schedule an appointment.