Holiday Christmas Tree Safety Tips and Precautions

The holiday season is a time for joy and appreciation, but it can also be a source of fires and other hazards caused by Christmas trees and holiday décor. Families with artificial trees must ensure that their tree is flame-retardant, while real evergreens require extra precautions to reduce the risk of fire. Use these Christmas tree safety tips to prevent these hazards from occurring during the holidays.

Begin by purchasing a fresh tree. Trees that have needles that appear brittle or that shed easily are not fresh. Once the tree is bought home, set it up at least three feet away from any heat source, including fireplaces, heating vents, radiators, and lighting. These heat sources can dry out the tree and cause it to become more flammable. The tree stand of fresh trees should be filled with water at all times. Use caution with holiday lighting by replacing any broken or worn cords and loose bulbs. Never leave your Christmas tree unattended when the lights are lit.

For more information regarding Christmas tree safety in the Brodhead, WI area, please contact Sagen & Associates.