During the holidays, an estimated 128,700 fires and 1,650 injuries, along with 415 deaths occur with close to $25.5 million in property damage. Paul Davis Restoration of Lincoln, a leading provider of fire, water and mold damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties offers the following tips to make the holidays safe for you and your family.
- Be aware of toxic decorations which may be poisonous.
- Use non–combustible, flame–resistant materials. Never use lighted candles on a tree, evergreens or other flammable materials.
- Check for loose connections, broken or cracked sockets or frayed wires. Use UL approved lighting. Fasten lights to the tree and prevent bulbs from coming in contact with the needles or branches.
- Turn off all holiday lights when leaving home or retiring for the evening.