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The health and safety of our valued customers and employees is our top priority. As the situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus continues to evolve, we are taking extra measures to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our customers and employees. We are implementing our plans to provide safe and reliable service to you. We have advised our employees of personal hygiene and keeping their distance when visiting.

We ask that if you have a service appointment with us at your home and you are ill or have been out of the country in the past few weeks, please contact us so we can reschedule.

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Prevent Your Holiday Decorations From Causing A House Fire

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time filled with friends, family and relaxation, but a house fire caused by improper electrical device safety can really put a damper on your holiday spirit. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “from 2007-2011 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 230 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees.” Understanding the potential hazards and exercising extreme caution while decorating this year is the first step to enjoying a happy and safe holiday season.

Christmas Tree Safety

  • Make sure to place your tree at least 3 feet away from any heat source
  • Do not block any exits
  • Water the tree daily to prevent it from drying out which can increase the risk of a fire
  • Use lights that have been labeled for indoor use
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed

Holiday Decorating Safety

  • Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations
  • Replace strings of lights that contain broken bulbs or worn cords
  • Never use nails or staples to fix light strands to your house

Holiday Entertaining Safety

  • Test your smoke alarms prior to hosting guests
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside
  • Keep your children and pets away from lit candles
  • Matches and lighters should be stored up high in a locked cabinet

Keep in mind that two out of every five home decoration fires are started by candles and nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

If you notice damaged or broken outlets while decorating, call Lon Lockwood Electric. We will come by to assess the situation and will repair or replace outlets if necessary. Electrical safety is a top priority and we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!