Keep The Inside Of Your House Safe This Holiday Season
With lots going on during the holiday season and potentially even a house full of guests and pets, lots of hazards can arise in just a short amount of time. Let’s face it, a nicely decorated home interior can really make for a festive season, but all of the hustle and bustle can shift things for the worse if you’re not careful. See below to find out a few Christmas tree safety tips as they relate to the inside of your home during the holidays:
This is a great time of year to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. With lots of heat-producing decorations, in addition to the use of the fireplace and your home’s hvac system, fires tend to be more frequent and more common this time of year.
If you decide on a live tree this year, there are a few things to keep in mind while shopping around. Bend the needles of each tree you think you might like. They should be green and it should be difficult to break them off. If they start falling off right away, the tree is likely already on its way out. Similarly, feel the trunk of the tree. A sticky trunk is a good sign.
Make sure your tree has a fresh cut on the bottom of it. Old cuts seal up fast and will prevent your tree from drinking water and remaining alive all holiday season.
Make sure the tree and none of your decorations block any exits to the house. This includes both doors and windows.
Most Christmas trees will only last two weeks inside a home. After that, they begin to dry out and start to shed needles which can quickly become a fire hazard.
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