We at Beacon Hose hope you’re enjoying the holiday season. Hopefully you’ll visit us (or maybe you already have) to get a Christmas tree for your own home.
But whether you come down and get your tree from us, or if you cut your own, it’s worth sharing a few tips on how to make sure your tree is set up safely and that you dispose of it safely.
It’s pretty simple, really. Just make sure your tree isn’t too close to a heat source (a radiator or a fireplace that gets used often), blocking a main exit and using damaged lights. Make sure you get rid of the tree when it starts dropping needles, because dry trees are at major risk of catching fire.
While we’re at it, a few more quick safety tips for this holiday season:
- Blow out any lit candles before you leave the house or go to bed, and unplug your Christmas lights before you call it a night.
- Stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking, especially if there are children around.
- Dispose of used wrapping paper in a proper manner. Don’t throw it in your fireplace or wood stove, because that particular type of paper could lead to a chimney fire.
For more about Christmas tree and holiday safety, check out the fact sheets below. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Beacon Hose!