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Prevent Christmas Lights Fires in Mendham, NJ

December 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Christmas lights can cause house fires in Mendham, NJ, so keep ServiceMaster Metropolitan’s number on hand!

Now that we’ve crossed the Thanksgiving threshold, the general public can’t deny that the holiday season is in full swing. Radio stations are playing holiday carols, and residents and businesses alike are starting to decorate their buildings to get into the spirit. If used improperly, decorations can become a significant cause of fire damage in homes. While ServiceMaster Metropolitan does provide fire restoration in Mendham, NJ, there are a few tips you can follow to keep your home safe this season.

Typically, Christmas trees are not a major cause of house fires, but they are extremely dangerous, resulting in more deaths than any other structural fires. Typically, fires involving Christmas tress occur after the holidays and consist of three major causes: (1) electrical malfunctions, (2) nearby heat source, and (3) candles or decorative lights.

You can greatly reduce the risk of fire damage in your home by following fire safety tips this holiday season. Be sure to water your natural tree frequently, and that it is far away from any heat source. Natural trees are a bigger cause of fires when compared to artificial Christmas trees.

When it comes to Christmas lights, be sure to use the appropriate type for the setting. Lights are designed for either indoor or outdoor use, or both. Inspect the lights before hanging them. Replace any strings that have worn, frayed, or broken cords. Unless specifically labeled, to avoid overloading the outlet or light strings, do not connect more than 3 sets of lights together.

Though it may have been a tradition in early Christmas celebrations, never use lit candles to decorate your tree. The fire damage risk is just too high. And finally, always turn off your lights and decorations before leaving or going to bed. Consider plugging decorations into a power strip with a toggle on/off switch for easy access.

Fire restoration in your Mendham, NJ home could potentially ruin your holidays. By following some of the safety tips above, you can help prevent fire damage in your home. Unfortunately, disaster doesn’t take a break during the holiday season and can happen to even the most prepared household.

If you find yourself in need of fire restoration in Mendham, Jersey City, Morristown, Paramus, or Short Hills, NJ, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan once the flames have been extinguished. Fire and water damage do not take a holiday, and neither do we. For disaster restoration services, call our 24/7/365 emergency hotline at 1.855.560.7999.

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