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Holiday Safety Tips

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The holidays are an exciting time but they tend to introduce elements of danger that are seasonal and we are not used to.  We have put together a short list of things to keep an eye out for to help your holidays a little safer.  Remember, you should always look into safety precautions on your own.  This is simply a list of suggestions and we are fence experts, not holiday safety experts.  With our disclaimer out of the way, lets get on with the list.

  • Candles are popular during the holidays.  Make sure you put them out when done and use them on proper surfaces and keep them away from anything flamable
  • When you decide to go “Clark Griswold” on your house make sure you do not overload your circuit breakers with Christmas lights.  This can be a fire hazard and a real annoyance when you blow the switch/fuse
  • If you have a Christmas tree be sure to keep it away from anything flammable.
  • Make sure your tree has enough water.  This will keep it from drying out too soon.
  • If you are cooking a turkey use timers so you don’t forget about it
  • If you are deep frying  a turkey research safety precautions and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.  NEVER deep fry a turkey in you garage.  Keep it at least 20 feet from your home and ideally on a flame resistant material.
  • Fireplaces are often times used during the Holidays and sometimes haven’t been used for over a year.  Make sure your chimney is clean and if you have to, hire a professional to inspect it and make sure it is safe to use.

Always remember to use common sense during the holidays.