Holiday Fire Safety Tips
Fires break out all the time, but Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are two days that tend to have more than others. Fires can cause substantial damages and incur high costs, but there are some steps you can take to mitigate your risk. Here are a few holiday fire safety tips!
- Make sure your Christmas tree is well-watered. Although it’s not extremely common, Christmas tree fires do occur, and they can result in death and substantial damages. A well-watered tree will burn a low slower than a dry tree, which can burn down in less than a minute. So make sure you water yours regularly!
- Never leave the kitchen unattended. Cooking fires are by far the number one cause of home fires. It’s highly recommended that you stay in your kitchen at all times as long as you’re cooking. Even just a few seconds away can make a difference!
- Keep heat sources away from flammable objects. In many cases, the reason a home fire starts is that a candle, heater, or some other heat source is too close to a flammable object, such as Christmas trees or ornaments. So if you plan on using a heat source of any kind, keep it away from everything else!
Christmas and New Year’s Day are some of the best holidays of the year, but they can also be some of the most destructive times for fires. So if you need help cleaning up after fire damage in your home this holiday season, call SERVPRO of Burke County at (828) 874-0966!