The holidays are a wonderful time, but you need to take some extra caution in and around your home this time of year. Here's how.

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Today I wanted to talk a bit about home safety and home protection with the holidays approaching.

First, I want to address the inside of your home, starting with decorations. If you have small kids visiting, make sure the fragile and flammable ones are up high and out of reach. If you have candles and lights that get hot, make sure they're far from any dry leaves or dry decorations that could ignite, especially if you have a real Christmas tree. If you do have a real Christmas tree, make sure to water it and keep it moist. If you put lights on your tree, it's recommended to limit it to three total strings to keep the tree from overheating or overworking your circuits.

On the outside of the house, make sure exterior lights and decorations are securely fastened to withstand the wind, rain, and snow that we get in the winter. When you put up lights outside, be sure your ladder is secure and that the rungs are dry to prevent slipping. Better yet, you could work with our preferred Christmas light installer! You can find their contact info on our site here: Service Providers  (Our Glass Cleaner)

If you travel during the holidays, make sure you let your neighbors know so they can keep an eye on your house. You can also put the lights in your home on timers to make it look like someone is home as a great way to deter thieves or intruders.

I hope you find these tips helpful for the holidays. I also hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones! If you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I'd be happy to help.




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