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image of Christmas presentsLet’s all be safe this holiday season.  Here are some basic tips we all should know.

  • Do not use holiday lights that have worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. From 2007 to 2011, electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in 64% of fires involving holiday or decorative lights, according to a November 2013 report from the National Fire Protection Association. Only use holiday lights that are certified by an independent testing laboratory and suited for the use you need - whether indoor or outdoor.
  • Keep real trees well-watered. Researchers have found they are less likely to catch fire. When a tree begins dropping needles, it's time to take it to a drop-off site or the curb. Trees that are not watered and dried out can be extremely flammable and result in a fatality more frequently than other home fires.
  • Even artificial trees can be flammable, so make sure yours is identified by the manufacturer as fire-retardant. Styles with built-in electrical systems also should have the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) label.
  • Safety should trump holiday decorations when it comes to candles. The top day for residential candle fires is Christmas Day, followed by Christmas Eve and New Year's Day, according to the National Safety Council.
  • If you plan to enjoy a toasty fire, ensure your chimney flue is inspected and cleaned to remove flammable buildup. Keep any flammable items, like wrapped holiday presents and decorations, at least three feet away from the fireplace.
Contact The Weimer Group for all your insurance needs

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Harleysville, PA 19438
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P.O. Box 99
Perkasie, PA 18944
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