It is all opening gifts and singing Christmas carols until someone gets hurt. You do not want to ruin your holiday with rush to the hospital, right? Below are five safety tips for decorating this holiday season.
Keep your tree away from heat sources.
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Finding the perfect place to place your Christmas tree can be tricky. One tree placement to avoid is to heat sources. Make sure that your tree remains free of fireplaces, stoves and candles. Because of the juice and needles of your real trees, it is very flammable. Make sure there is a fire extinguisher nearby, just in case! If you buy a fake tree, make sure it is a fire-resistant tree, also removed from heat sources.
Do not burn packaging paper inside
After opening gifts you want to come to the fireplace, right? Make sure you do not place a gift box in the fireplace or light a candle by packing paper. The paper can quickly catch fire and cause a flickering fire in your home.
Disconnect your connectors
Around the holidays your house will probably light up like a Christmas tree. Make sure you unplug everything or turn it off before you go to bed or when you leave the house. Never overload your extension cords. Make sure you do not let cables run through floors, walls or ceilings! Refer to this image from ESFI for more tips on the safety of the cord. You do not want to start electric fire in your home!
Poisonous Christmas stars
Christmas stars are classic decorations for the holidays that color your home. Although these plants bring holiday fun, Christmas stars are poisonous when they are eaten. Make sure they are placed on high surfaces so that pets and small children can not reach these festive plants.
View your lights
Festive lights are a popular decoration during the holidays. Make sure you know which lights can be used inside and outside. Lighting controlled by light testing facilities such as Underwriters Lab must be labeled before the safety tests are passed. A red label means that the lighting can be used both indoors and outdoors, while lamps with only interior lighting have a green label. Another tip of lighting is the use of LED lamps that are energy-efficient and cool when touched.
When you have finally finished decorating, you can concentrate on other aspects of your home:
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