Tips and Advice for Safety this Holiday season
It's officially the Holiday season. Many of us love Christmas and setting up Christmas trees but what some people don't know is Christmas trees can be a serious fire hazard. Here are some tips to help avoid a potential disaster with Christmas trees.
1. The first piece of advice to avoid a disaster with your Christmas tree is to double-check and make sure the electrical distribution and lighting equipment at your home or office is not faulty. According to the National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA) these are the reasons Christmas trees catch fire 45% of the time.
2. 20% of the time a Christmas tree will catch on fire because a heat source such as a candle was too close to the tree. So always make sure heating equipment and candles are never too close to a Christmas tree. Try to keep at least 10 feet of distance.
3. Finally, do not intentionally set a Christmas tree on fire. The NFPA reports that this is the root cause of 20% of Christmas tree fires. Whether you think doing this is fun and amusing, or doing it just to do it, well, don't. This can destroy your home and injure you and others.
Take all this advice to heart because the last thing you want this holiday season is a house fire.
Stay safe and enjoy the Holidays.