Keep Your Festivities Fire Free: Home Fire Safety during the Holidays
Residential fires spike during the holiday season as candles and other potential fire hazards are more commonly used during this time. To avoid injuries and costly damages, use the following holiday safety tips to reduce the risk of fire and accidents.
Holiday Lighting: Choose flame-resistant holiday decorations if possible and keep candles away from the Christmas tree, decor and other combustible materials. Examine new and used strings of lights and replace worn or damaged décor.
Entertainment: When cooking meals for family and guests, never leave pans unattended on the stove, as this is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Test your smoke alarms and make guests aware of your fire escape plan. Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children and pets.
Fireplace Safety: Have your fireplace professionally cleaned before the start of the season. Before lighting any fires, remove all papers, greens and decorations from the area. Do not burn wrapping papers in the fireplace, as these can spontaneously combust.
For more information about fire safety during the holidays in Beaumont, California, please contact Little & Sons Insurance services.