5 tips on making the home safe this Christmas
External decorations are a thing. However, they could be dangerous if set incorrectly. Make sure all the light bulbs are operating, and there is absolutely no bare wiring on your garlands. The safest option is to use low voltage LED lights because they don’t get hot even if you do not turn them off at all. Keep in mind that it is better to disable all the electricity while hanging decorations. Use a safe ladder when decorating your roof and watch out for icicles. And make sure your garland is specifically designed to work outdoors. Don’t overload circuits and always turn all the lights off when going to sleep.
Whether you have a fireplace or messing with fireworks, keep in mind that they are both a challenge to your safety on Christmas time. Take all the necessary precautions before the party. Make sure you’ve got fire extinguishers armed and ready, and avoid using flammable decorations around your fireplace. Of course, set a Christmas tree at a safe distance from any source of a fire. Hire a chimney sweeper right before the holidays in order to remove all the dust and ash, and, therefore, preventing fire. Finally, even if you think that a firework in the house is a great idea, you’d better launch them only outside. Read manuals on using them carefully and make sure everyone maintains a safe distance after igniting a cord.
Take care of your pets
While making the home safe this Christmas don’t forget about your pets: they require special treatment these days. Cats and dogs adore jumping on a Christmas tree. A cat might get hurt when it jumps chasing magical lights and shiny toys, while a dog can get badly hurt if biting an electrical cable of your garland. Think of protecting your pets as well as a Christmas tree. While choosing decorations, make sure they are durable enough to survive bites and that they don’t have any sharp edges. Let your pets enjoy holidays with you in safety and joy!
Hope you’ll take safety in Christmas seriously. Using this very list may help you to prevent major threats and sorrows during holidays. Enjoy your celebrations, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!