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.