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Holiday Decoration Safety Strategies For Homeowners

January 20, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Holiday Decoration Safety Strategies For Homeowners

One of the best ways to get the most out of the holiday season is to maintain the highest levels of safety. The easiest way to accomplish this goal is to be aware of several relatively easy decoration safety tips. For example, following a holiday celebration it is always a good idea to remove all ribbons, paper, bags as well as wrapping paper and other similar items from the immediate tree-area or any area near a fireplace.

Preventing An Unnecessary Accident Or Injury

Taking this simple precaution after gifts have been opened is an excellent way of substantially reducing the potential for fire. In addition to these items being a potential fire hazard they can also pose a threat with regard to suffocation and choking in an environment for small children are present. Keeping a holiday celebration area tidy, neat and organized is one of the best ways of preventing an unnecessary accident or injury. An equally important strategy that can reduce the chances of an accident or injury is to always follow all the manufacturer’s recommendations with regard to purchased decorations.

Simple And Easy To Understand Safety Document

Everything from decorating with artificial snow spray to decorating with artificial icicles or angel hair should be done so in the proper way. Virtually all decorations sold today come with a simple and easy to understand safety document. Homeowners should read these documents thoroughly and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure a safe holiday season. As an added note, parents should avoid purchasing any type of decorations that have sharp edges or that are breakable. Children can easily become injured by sharp or damaged decorations during the holiday season.

Selecting Decorations For A Tree

Equally important is to ensure that small decorations that can be ingested by small children are kept in a safe place and out of reach of those that could become injured. When choosing a tree it is recommended to always choose one that is flame resistant and noncombustible. This is also true with regard to selecting decorations for a tree. It is better to choose decorations that will not easily catch fire. Finally, it is recommended to never use lighted candles on a Christmas tree or any other type of holiday decoration. Contact Hastings and Hastings today to learn more about a discount accident attorney in Phoenix Arizona with 11 office locations.