03 Dec 2016

Safety First When Decorating for the Holidays

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This being my last article until after the New Year, I want to wish all my friends a Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and most of all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope you all get everything you wish for.

This post is being written to remind you when decorating for the holidays its safety first.

Lights need to be inspected. Please get rid of any, lights that have cords that are worn, have bad connectors, or cracked bulb sockets. It’s a good idea to always turn lights off when there is no one home. Be certain you are using indoor lights inside and outdoor lights outside. Please check all electrical products for the proper certification labels; this will let you know they meet the proper standards for their respected usage. Do not string together extension cords. Make sure you are using the proper cords indoors and out. Keep outdoor lights and electrical connectors away from rain gutters and areas where water might accumulate.

When purchasing a tree try and find one freshly cut they are less likely to burn. Keep your tree watered at all times keeping the branches moist and less likely to burn from the heat of the bulbs. Remember to keep your tree away from your fireplace. If you are purchasing an artificial tree make sure it has been labeled as fire resistant. If you are using glass or ornaments with small detachable pieces place them towards the top of the tree if you have small children or pets.

Remember to keep lit candles and menorahs away from drapes and trees and anything that might burn easily.

I hope you find these safety reminders helpful.

Happy Holidays to all!

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