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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips2018-03-21T15:26:24+00:00

Christmas Tree Safety

  • Consider an artificial tree (they are much safer and cleaner).
  • A real tree should not lose green needles when you tap it on the ground.
  • Cut 1 inch off the trunk to help absorb water.
  • Leave the tree outside until ready to decorate.
  • The stand should hold at least 1 gallon of water.
  • A 6’ tree will use 1 gallon of water every two days.
  • Mix a commercial preservation with the water.
  • Check the water level every day.
  • Secure the tree with wire to keep it from tipping.
  • Keep tree away from floor heaters, fire places, or other heat sources.
  • Use only UL-listed lights, and no more than 3 strands linked together.
  • Use miniature lights—which have cool-burning bulbs.
  • Turn off the Christmas lights when you sleep, or if you leave your home for very long
  • Never use candles, even on artificial trees.
  • Clean the tree stand to improve the tree’s water intake, use one capful of bleach to a cup of water.
  • Dispose of the tree properly.
  • NEVER BURN A REAL TREE IN THE FIREPLACE.