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Decking The Halls The Safe Way

Working to create a festive home this season? Nothing kicks off the holidays like a well-decorated home, but you must follow some safety precautions while you prepare. After all, a little bit of attentiveness goes a long way!

Tips include:

  • Opt for LED bulbs for your tree. They give off less heat than older incandescent bulbs and can keep your tree from going up in flames. It’s also a good idea to keep delicate bulbs and ornaments near the top of the tree away from small children.
  • Check the cords on all light strands and electrical cords for fraying or damage. If you notice anything, replace it immediately.
  • Never run electrical cords underneath furniture, rugs or across doorways.
  • Keep your tree and all decorations at least three feet away from any heat source. This includes the fireplace, radiator, and any open flames.
  • Lighting a fire? Be sure to clear the hearth of all decorations.
  • Use clips or hooks to hang lights rather than staples.

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