The weather is starting to cool down and the holiday season will soon be upon us. With Halloween passed, Thanksgiving around the corner, and Christmas coming shortly, our Philadelphia, PA homes will be decorated in numerous ways for the season.
Although decorations bring cheer, they can also bring disaster. Many fires are related to holiday decorations and we want to help you celebrate the holidays the right way, without having to need fire damage restoration services.
Here are a few tips to avoid the need for fire damage restoration services this holiday season:
- Be careful with electrical equipment – You’ve seen it before. To create an extravagant array of lighting and decorations, someone sets up an elaborate grouping of extension cords, power strips, and triple plug in modifiers. If these wires cross the wrong way, it can be disastrous. Be sure to never overcrowd an electrical socket because it can lead to the need for fire damage restoration services down the road.
- Be very careful when deep frying turkey – Thousands of fires occur each year from botched attempts to deep fry turkey. While it can be done safely, it’s important to keep several tips in mind such as placing the fryer on a level surface, never leading the fryer unattended, keeping children and pets away from it, and making sure the turkey is thoroughly thawed. You also want to be mindful of where you fry your turkey. Don’t do it on your deck, in your garage, or near trees. Following all the above safety tips will help you prevent the need for fire damage restoration services.
- Christmas tree care– Once Christmas has passed, it’s important to discard your Christmas tree, because it can become a fire hazard if it continues to dry up. Also, make sure to keep lighting away from your Christmas tree, and don’t place it in an obviously hazardous area such as near your fireplace.
Why do we create posts about avoiding the need for fire damage restoration services? We don’t want you to need our services. We created our business because we know a certain amount of events per year are inevitable. When and if the unfortunate occurs, we want to be by your side to guide you through the process.
If you’re ever in need of fire damage restoration services or any other disaster restoration services in Philadelphia, PA, please contact us at (610) 626-9002.