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Protecting Your Home & Christmas Tree

1 Dec 2019 2:11 PM | Robin Miller (Administrator)

How to Protect Your Home During Christmas!

  • Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire. Look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don't break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn't be shedding its needles readily.
  • Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out.
  • Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL/ITSNA for safety. Throw out any damaged lights.
  • Any lights you use outdoors must be labeled suitable for exterior placement. Be sure to plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter protected receptacle.
  • Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree, surrounding furniture, and decor.
  • Bedtime means lights off. Turn your Christmas tree lights off each night.
  • When your tree begins to drop its needles, it's time to say goodbye until next year.
-American Christmas Tree Association

The Kentucky Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 35094, Louisville, KY 40232

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