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Light Up Your Holidays With These Safety Tips

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·       Use low-wattage bulbs that are UL safety approved.

·       Check lights before use to ensure they don’t smoke or melt.

·       Check for broken bulbs, cracked sockets or loose connections.

·       Check wires for frayed or cut insulations.

·       Don’t overload circuits, outlets, and extension cords.

·       Follow guidelines on how many light strings can be safely connected.

·       Don’t use nails, tacks, or staples for hanging lights.

·       Don’t use indoor lights outdoors as they are not waterproof.

·       Don’t use outdoor lights indoors as they burn hotter.

·       Artificial trees should be flame resistant.

·       Water live trees daily to reduce the risk of fire.

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·      When a live tree becomes dry, discard it promptly.

·       Illuminate a metal tree with a spotlight, never regular tree lights.

·       Unplug holiday lights while you are away from home or sleeping.

·       Don’t run extension cords under rugs or carpet.

·       Never leave burning candles unattended, consider LED flameless candles.

·       Make sure lit candles are in stable holders and placed out of reach of kids and pets.

·       Keep candles at least 12 inches away from things that can burn.


And remember... 

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