Holiday Decorating Tips To Keep Your Property Safe
The holidays are here and it is time to celebrate by getting in the holiday spirit with decorating your property. As holiday decorations can bring loads of happiness and cheer, they can also bring costly disasters if not done safely. A few tips to remember to keep your property safe and keep the holiday spirit going are:
Ensure that you keep all your walkways free from obstructions and make sure that no Christmas trees or holiday lights block any doorways or exists.
Adding a few strands of holiday lights around can be a festive way to brighten your property, however; it is important to inspect all electrical cords and lights for frayed or loose wires and avoid overloading electrical outlets.
Choose decorations that are made of fire retardant materials.
Avoid using decorations that have an open flame and never hang decorations from fire sprinklers.
Some of you may think, who in their right mind would not realize some of these suggestions, but each year approximately 1,300 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to improper installation and use of holiday decorations and lighting. Christmas tree related fires cost an average of $20 million in property loss and damage each year.
Keep your property festive and safe and know that SERVPRO of Joliet is there for you 24/7 even during the holiday season if needed. Call 815-436-5735.