Holiday Fire Safety in your Brunswick County home
The Holidays are upon us again this year. And with the Holidays comes the increased risk of house fires. Whether from candles burning in the home, lighted decorations, Christmas Trees, or the Holiday cooking, the Holidays are prime season for house fires. SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties wants to make sure you and your loved ones play it smart and safe!
Cooking- If you are going to deep fry your turkey, make sure to do it outside on level ground and at least 20 feet from your house.
Candles- If you are going to burn candles in your home, make sure to leave about 1-2 feet of space in every direction between the candle and anything flammable.
Christmas Trees- Make sure to get a freshly cut Christmas Tree and to keep it thoroughly watered throughout its time on display. Artificial trees aren't of too much concern as most are flame- retardant.
Decorative Lights- Make sure to inspect all strings of lights and extension cords for damage or frays.
Fireplaces- Soot build-up can catch on fire. Make sure to get your fireplace cleaned before using each burning season. Also, use a screen to keep sparks and embers from popping out.
These are just a couple tips to keep you safe this Holiday Season!