47,000 Holiday Home Fires. Let’s Prevent Them.

Holiday House Fire Prevention

Holidays and house fire damage seem to go hand in hand. Throughout the holiday seasons of November and December, emergency fire personnel is kept very busy. You can prevent holiday house fire damage by being aware of their increase and creating fire prevention in the home. This season is too precious to not be prepared for fire. Take a look at our professional thoughts below to discover more about holiday house fires and their impact.

Holiday Decorations and Fires

One of our biggest tips for preventing holiday house fires is to ensure the quality of your holiday decorations. Christmas lights, electronics, candles, and Christmas trees are often the source of holiday fire damage. Check what you are using carefully for any sign of wear and tear. When possible, buy new decor with updated and modern fire prevention precautions. Set existing holiday lights on a timer to save yourself the stress of ensuring they are turned off.

Holiday Cooking Fires

Thanksgiving is the number one day for cooking fire damage, followed by Christmas and Christmas Eve. Let’s face it. Holiday cooking is often stressful, rushed, and ovens and microwaves are overloaded, as is the cook! Holiday fire damage is preventable. Never leave cooking unattended and use extreme caution when deep frying. Always keep seasonal decorations far away from cooking equipment.

Do you have property damage from a holiday house fire? Sante Property Damage Reconstruction is always available to help with kind and compassionate care. Feel free to call us anytime at (844) 254-1480.  

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Check all fire alarms for their functionality during the holiday season. This is the time to ensure that every fire prevention measure you have is up and running. Investigate that fire extinguisher. Is is working? If not, invest in a new one immediately. The faster a holiday fire is put out, the better off you are in term of holiday fire reconstruction. If you will be using a fireplace, have a professional come check it out first.

December Holidays and House Fires

There are startling facts when it comes to holiday house fires. According to a fact sheet from the American Red Cross:
• Nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays claiming 500+ lives
• Those holiday home fires cause $554 million in property damage
• One of every 22 holiday home fires started by a Christmas tree results in death
• Candle fires are four times as likely during the winter holidays
• The number of home fires the American Red Cross has responded to has risen 10% since 2000.

Reduce your Risk of Fires

So, what can you do to reduce the risk of a December holiday home fire in your home? The American Red Cross has lots of good tips. Take a look today to prevent holiday house fires.
• Keep Christmas trees, candles, and holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, and heat vents.
• Consider buying a flame retardant metallic or artificial Christmas tree.
• Make sure all light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition. Don’t use anything that has a frayed electrical cord, cracked wires, or broken sockets. Follow manufacturer instructions.
• Run only three or less strings of lights end to end.
• Make sure extension cords are in good condition and UL-rated for indoor or outdoor use.
• Unplug tree and holiday lights before you leave home or go to bed.
• Use a sturdy tree stand that’s designed to not tip over. Keep pets and children away from Christmas trees.
• Keep anything that can catch on fire—pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, towels, curtains, etc.—away from your stove top.
• From January through March, 13% of fire deaths are the result of children playing with fire, the USFA reports; in December, that percentage doubles. So, keep matches and lighters out of kids’ reach.
• Smoke alarms save lives. Install one near your kitchen, on each level of your home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed.
• Test all your smoke alarms each month (use the test button). Replace all batteries at least once a year.

Reconstruction for Holiday House Fire Damage

If you have experienced a holiday house fire, you know how emotionally devastating it can be. No one should have to face this alone. If you are in need of emergency fire damage reconstruction, Sante Property Damage can help now. We are available 24/7 and care about our community. Let us help you put life back together after holiday house fire damage.

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Bloomfield, CT 06002

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Business Hours: 24/7

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