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Christmas Decorating Safety Tips!

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

The staff at SERVPRO of Bear Creek all agree that the holiday season is a magical time, but Christmas traditions, decor, and celebrations can lead to accidents or worse if you are not careful. Here's how to keep your family safe and healthy through to the New Year.

According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), tree fires are not super common, but when they do happen, they are more likely to be serious.

  • Keep your tree at least three feet away from all heat sources (like fireplaces, radiators, and heat vents). If you have a real tree, remember to keep it watered; the drier the tree, the more easily it could ignite.                                                                    Tip: your stand should have a water reservoir that can hold one quart of water per inch of the stem's diameter according to the Good Housekeeping Institute's Technical and Engineering Director.
  • Make sure to choose a sturdy stand so that the tree will not tip over.

Remember, if you have any questions or concerns, or if we can be of any help, please contact SERVPRO of Bear Creek at 281-463-9800.

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