The holiday season is a special time, full of fun, happiness, and merriment. Getting the decorations out and making a holiday masterpiece is exciting for the entire family. However, the decorations you so much love can pose dangers to you and your family. It is true that quite a number of injuries occur every year due to decorating related accidents. This holiday season; decorate your home with the following tips in mind to avoid accidents.
For a natural Christmas tree, select a tree that is green and fresh so that the needles do not fall off. Cut out a few inches of the trunk before putting it in the stand – keep the stand filled with water. This will allow the tree to soak in water and stay fresh for longer. Place the tree away from fire hazards such as radiators, space heaters, and fireplaces.
For an artificial tree, select a tree that is fire resistant and checks for the Underwriters Laboratory seal which is an indication that the appropriate wiring was used.
Fires are more common around the holiday season. To prevent a fire and be prepared in case one occurs, ensure your home has smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that are working and a fire extinguisher.Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Purchase and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home. Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level and area of your home: Locate the detectors on the ceiling but away from corners. Regularly test and replace the batteries in the alarms to ensure they are working. Fire Extinguishers
Buy multipurpose fire extinguishers for your home. They can be used for all fires. When using the fire extinguishers, it is advisable to pull the pin, and while you aim at the bottom part of the fire, squeeze the extinguishers handle and then sweep from one side to the other side of the fire.
Follow these tips to ensure your holiday season is safe for everyone. We hope that you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season, from everyone here at MCM Home Exteriors.