Make sure that all of your smoke detectors work by testing them out. If you have a dead detector, one that doesn’t work at all, or one that malfunctions, fix the problem before you deck any halls. You may have to clean, put in fresh batteries, or even replace your smoke detectors. Be sure to have fire extinguishers accessible in your home and know how to use them so you can tackle any fire hazard.
When Keeping Warm Goes Wrong
As it gets colder, people use various methods to keep warm. Fireplaces, boilers, radiators, and space heaters are cranked up to keep homes toasty and inviting. However, heating equipment is the second biggest cause of home fires every year. It is important to keep space heaters at least three feet away from potentially flammable material, such as upholstery and your christmas tree. If using a fireplace, make sure your damper is open and use a protective screen on the grate to stop sparks from escaping.
While for many the holiday season does not truly start until a Christmas Tree is brought home, they cause over 200 house fires a year. When trees become dehydrated and dry, their branches can quickly catch fire from the heat of the lights wrapped around them. Be sure to pick a fresh tree, place it in a water filled base that is filled every day, and use the appropriate lights.
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