According to the American Red Cross, winter holiday fires claim more than 500 lives each year and cause approximately $554 million in property damage. ServiceMaster by LoveJoy gathers essential winter holiday fire safety tips to help reduce those numbers. Follow these suggestions from our fire restoration experts, and keep your family, home, pets, and belongings safe this holiday season and throughout the New Year.
Winter Fire Causes in Georgia
During the winter and all through the holidays, there are several seasonal factors that can increase the risk of fire in your home. These factors range from the increased fireplace and candle usage to Christmas tree fire hazards. As beautiful as these light touches may be, it’s important to keep certain holiday fire safety tips in mind.
General holiday fire safety includes:
Holiday Fire Safety Tips
The winter holidays can be the busiest time of year for many households. There are family activities, community events, and parties to attend, and you may even be hosting a gathering or two in your own home. Kids are excited, the days are short and there seems to be a never-ending list of things to get done. However, now is not the time to ignore or forget about basic holiday fire safety, which includes Christmas tree fire safety.
Christmas Tree Fire Safety:
Outdoor Decoration Fire Safety
Do not ignore specific holiday fire safety precautions even if your decorations are outside your house.