Christmas Tree Safety
Have you seen this post by NFPA?
We wanted to post a quick re-cap on our blog so that our customers would be aware of the potential dangers involving a Christmas tree fire!
Step 1: When picking your tree, make sure it is fresh! If needles fall off when you touch it, it is best to find another tree. Look for the perfect tree with healthy green needles!
Step 2: When you place your tree, ensure that it is three feet away from any heat source (fireplace, heat vent, etc.) AND ensure that it is not blocking an exit.
Step 3: Check your lights. Make sure they are for indoor use and always turn them off before leaving your house or going to bed.
Step 4: Water your tree daily!
Last but not least- Step 5: After Christmas is over and you're getting rid of your tree make sure to place the dried out tree outside of your home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. AND bring your outside lights in to prolong their life!
Check out the article from NFPA for more information and we hope that everybody has a safe and Merry Christmas!