It’s a season of Christmas cheer. Or at least it’s supposed to be. How many of you are frantically trying to get everything done in time? Yep, us too. With as busy as everyone is without the Christmas season upon us, it’s no surprise that during this time of year, everyone’s stress level seems to go way up. Take a deep breath. We’re right there with you.
Something that you don’t want to stress about right before Christmas comes is a house fire caused by that beautiful tree that you spent a lot of time decorating. And let’s hope all of your gifts aren’t already under the on-fire Christmas tree. And let’s also hope you have a fire extinguisher handy. Instead of just hoping, here are some practical tips for you to prevent this Christmas disaster from occurring…
Keep that tree watered
Got a live tree? You want to be sure to water it every day. Even if watered regularly, they can still dry out. Check the limbs of the tree to see if they are still soft or not. The ends of the limbs can become a fire hazard very quickly. Only have the tree lit when necessary and never ever EVER leave your house with the Christmas tree lit. Also, use LED lights to reduce the risk of a tree fire. They put off less heat than the incandescent lights.
Keep Candles Away
Nothing beats the soft glow of a burning candle, especially around the Christmas season. Except for when that candle is slightly too close to the tree, causing the tree to burst into flames. (Anyone else thinking of Uncle Louis from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation lighting his stogie?) As tempting as it is to have your tree close to the fire place or to have candles lit near it, simply don’t. Speaking of, can anyone believe that way back when, they used to put real candles in their Christmas trees? That’s the stuff that makes insurance agents break into a sweat.
Merry Christmas from all of us at AAdvantage Insurance to all of you. We are truly blessed to serve you as your insurance agent! May this season bring you all the joy and peace that you are hoping for.
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