The holidays are a time to be enjoyed and even despite the stress of travel plans and family gatherings it always seems to be worth it in the end. If you are taking on the holiday decorating this year then it is important that you are well aware of all the safety measures so that you can enjoy your decorations as well as time with family and friends. Although you may not think of it, holiday and Christmas decorating in St. Louis can be dangerous if you are not careful.
If you have an artificial tree, check the box to be sure it is flame resistant. There should be a statement in regards to flame resistance as well as any other safety measures.
If you are getting a real tree then you need to be sure it is a fresh one so that you avoid the risk of fire. Look for a green tree in which the needles do not easily fall off or break between your fingers. A dry tree is at serious risk of catching fire.
Keep your tree away from sources of fire like candles, radiators and fireplaces.
Check the box of your lights to ensure that they have been tested for safety.
Discard any sets of lights that are broken or have loose connections.
Unplug all lights before going to bed or leaving the home.
When hanging lights make sure that you are safe and that you are securing the lights properly so they can withstand the winter elements.
Keep candles away from the trees and other decorations. Also, be sure they are in a place that they cannot be easily bumped into or fall.
If you have a fireplace then you want to be sure that you follow all fireplace safety protocol.
Once all the gifts are open, be sure to dispose of the piles of wrapping paper quickly.
From all of us at Rottler, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season!