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Christmas Light Safety

12/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Christmas Light Safety Festive Holiday Lights

Pretty lights, candles, and decorations are just a few of the items bringing charm and cheer to the holiday season  -  however, if they are not used carefully, your holiday may go from festive to frightening.  

The American Red Cross offers the following safety tips to help greatly reduce the fire risk in your home or business this holiday season.  

*Place Christmas trees, candles and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators and heat vents.

*Make sure that light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition.  Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords and always follow the manufacturer's instructions.  

*Always unplug the tree and holiday lights before leaving the property or going to bed.

*Never use lit candles to decorate a tree.  Always extinguish candles before leaving the room or going to bed.

SERVPRO of Palm Desert wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!

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