The busiest time of the year has arrived! As we dive in head first into the holiday rush with shopping, cooking, and transforming our homes with festive decorations, we sometimes fail to take into consideration the most common home emergencies that tend to occur during the holiday season. Even during the most wonderful time of the year, accidents can happen that can lead to significant home damages, injuries, and even fatalities.
Arguably the country’s most favored and celebrated holiday; Thanksgiving rejoices in being thankful for family, friends, and a bountiful year. There is a plethora of fixings, trimmings and frills that are offered at the Thanksgiving feast but unquestionably the centerpiece of dinner, the turkey, requires the most planning and preparation. The conventional way of roasting a turkey as well as newfound trends such as turkey frying have become popular and widespread in recent years but it is important to remember that this process can be a dangerous fire hazard if not done appropriately.
Traditional Halloween decorations such as Halloween Paper Mache, streamers, dried cornstalks, patterned leaves, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and lighting bonfires, etc., are enjoyed by both children and adults alike. However, it is important to recognize these conventional activities can be fire hazards and holiday decorating should be done in a nontoxic and safe manner to avoid such risks.
Primarily, one should always keep decorations a safe
With the official start of fall right around the corner and winter not far behind now is a good time to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. The shift between the seasons can be quick and unpredictable so it is important to prepare for both in order to avoid costly repairs and aggravation. Here are some tips for getting the interior, exterior, and garage ready for not only the fall but also the following winter months:
Christmas is just around the corner! With all the hustle and bustle surrounding this magnificent and majestic holiday, this is also the time of year most folks start to buckle down with holiday trim, decor and essentials. Christmas decorations, from stunning and luminous colors lighting up picturesque neighborhoods to warm feelings spending the holidays with loved ones, there is not much to dislike about Christmas ornaments and embellishments. As with most decorations, there are some drawbacks. Using more electricity is a natural part of the holiday season. However, danger looms due to strain put on powering these decorations among other hazards most are not aware of.
Although emergencies most often occur when you least expect them, you can do a great deal to mitigate potential damage by anticipating and being prepared. This is particularly true when it comes to being ready to act in the case of a fire emergency.
Fortunately, a house fire is not something that everyone has experienced in their lifetime. Unfortunately, most do not realize that house fires are more common than people think. According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) there are more than 360,000 home structure fires each year, resulting in about $6-8 billion dollars in damage.
We are officially in the middle of grilling season! Nothing says summer more than being with family and friends in the backyard playing games while enjoying hamburgers and hot dogs from the grill. Unfortunately, there comes some danger with grilling as the occurrence of grill-caused home fires increase drastically. Below are some tips to keep your home safe and decrease the chances of disaster: