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