Holidays Hazards – Home Safety Tips for Christmas Holidays
Christmas holiday season is here with us, again. You should be out shopping and visiting loved ones without the worry of what is going on at your house. Keep your home and family safe during this holiday season with these practical tips on holiday hazards.
Most residential homes catch fire during winter months. On average, 240 home fires start from Christmas tree each year. Place the Christmas tree away from high traffic areas, doorways and exits. Never place Christmas tree near any heating source. For a real Christmas tree, cut off about 2 inches of the truck and place in a sturdy stand. Know the Holiday Hazards that could creep up on you.
About 350 people are injured by broken lights, being burned or getting shocked. To avoid fire, make sure you turn off all decoration lights when you leave the house or go to bed. Place extension cords next to the wall so no one will trip. Avoid running cords under rugs or carpet. One extension cord should connect a maximum of 3 mini light sets or a maximum of 50 screw-in bulbs.
Candles cause more than 10 deaths, 175 injuries, and $20 million in damage each year. Never place any decorations near candles to lower risk of fire.
Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires during the holidays in the U.S. Stay in the kitchen while you’re frying, broiling and grilling food. If you leave the kitchen for a short period, turn off the stove.
During this holiday, be especially careful with kids and make sure nothing spoils the fun. Keep your family safe this Christmas.
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