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Holiday Fire Safety in North Bay Shore: Don't Let Festive Decorations Turn Into a Disaster

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

Prevent Fires From Happening

The holiday season is a magical time of year in North Bay Shore, filled with twinkling lights, beautifully decorated trees, and the warmth of family gatherings. While we all love to get into the holiday spirit by decking the halls, it's essential to remember that safety should be a top priority. Unfortunately, holiday decorations can sometimes pose fire hazards. Here at SERVPRO of North Bay Shore, we want to help you enjoy the season without any unexpected disasters.

Deck the Halls Safely

One of the most significant fire hazards during the holidays is the Christmas tree. Whether you prefer a real tree or an artificial one, it's crucial to keep it well-watered. A dry tree can catch fire in a matter of seconds. Be sure to check the water level daily, and if you opt for an artificial tree, make sure it's fire-resistant.

Light Up the Night Responsibly

Stringing lights is a beloved tradition, but it can also be a potential fire hazard. Inspect your lights for frayed wires, broken bulbs, or any signs of damage. Always turn off the lights when you leave home or go to bed to avoid any potential overheating issues. LED lights are a safer, more energy-efficient choice for your holiday decorating.

Candle Caution

Candles create a cozy atmosphere, but they can quickly become dangerous if left unattended. Keep them away from flammable materials, out of reach of children and pets, and never leave them burning when you leave a room.

Be Mindful of Space Heaters

With the temperatures dropping in North Bay Shore, space heaters are commonly used to keep warm. Make sure to place them at least three feet away from any flammable materials and never leave them unattended.

Fire Extinguishers and Smoke Alarms

Ensure your smoke alarms are functioning correctly, and have a fire extinguisher on hand. These devices can be lifesavers in the event of an emergency.

Plan for Safety

It's always a good idea to have a fire safety plan in place. Make sure your family knows what to do in case of a fire, including how to exit your home quickly and safely. This can make a huge difference in preventing injuries or fatalities.

Your Local Fire Damage Restoration Experts

Despite your best efforts, accidents can still happen. If your holiday season takes an unexpected turn and you experience a fire-related disaster, SERVPRO® of North Bay Shore is here to help. Our highly trained professionals are available 24/7 to respond to your fire damage restoration needs. We will clean up the mess, restore your property, and help you get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Don't let holiday decorations turn into a disaster this season. Follow these safety tips to ensure a joyful and fire-free holiday. If you ever need assistance with fire damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of North Bay Shore. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

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