Avoid Fires During the Holidays


It’s the season to be jolly, but we shouldn’t be less careful about fire hazards. The holidays mean more lights and glitz, so it’s important that we still keep a watchful eye on possible things that could cause a fire in our home. Below are a few tips to avoid holiday fires to keep everything marry and bright. 

Keep an Eye on Flames If your home has a fireplace, fall and winter are probably the only time this ever gets turned on. Since you’re dealing with real flames, you’ll want to keep a very close eye on it. Make sure there’s nothing flammable close to the fireplace.

The fire also needs to be well controlled and there should be a fire extinguisher close by. Candles are also very common during the holidays. Whether they’re for table center pieces or for holiday rituals, you still need to be very careful and watchful around them. 

Go for LEDs Light emitting diodes have received a lot of attention over the years. From light indicators on electronics, they’ve come a long way and have become popular choice for light fixtures. Holiday lights that are made with LED lights are turning into staple holiday decorations, not only in homes, but in public spaces like parks and streets.

What makes these special is that they don’t heat up as much as conventional incandescent bulbs, making them much safer. They also use less power, making high power bills after the holidays a thing of the past. Consider junking or recycling your old holiday lights are replace them with a new set with LED bulbs. 

Use Decorations that Don’t Require Electricity Decorations with glitter or battery powered ones eliminates the fear of fires. They still give you that cheerful holiday look and they require less maintenance. Get creative and make your own or choose from a wide variety in stores or go online to find even more creative decorations.

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