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Fire Up your Holiday Spirits - Not the Holiday Tree!

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

holiday lights Ensure you're properly using your holiday lights to prevent household fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas lights cause 40% of Christmas tree fires.

Whether you put your lights up before the turkey goes into the oven or if you're a week-of decorator, safety for you and your loved ones is the most important thing. Christmas lights are not only one of the most time-consuming tasks for the holidays but are surprisingly one of the most dangerous as well.

3 Tips for Christmas Light Safety

1) Follow The Rule of Three.

The general rule of thumb is this: more than three sets of Christmas lights into a single extension cord may cause overheating. Be sure to check (and re-check) the wattage of our home or use a power strip with a built-in circuit breaker. 

2) Replace Old or Damaged Christmas Lights

Just as you would check your oil on your car or replace the tires on your vehicle when they become worn, inspect the condition of your Christmas lights. SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake provides time and money saving services, but lights are much cheaper to replace rather than fire damage.

3) Read the labels! Indoor lights belong indoors, and outdoor lights belong outside.

Indoor-only lights are not sufficiently insulated compared to outdoor lights and will not be friendly with moisture from the outdoors. Indoor lights often become hazardous once they encounter water, snow, or any other outdoor element. 

Even if you follow guideline after guideline and take tender care of your lights, holiday lights still have the potential to cause fires. That's where we come in!

Steps to Take after Household Fire Damage:

  • Prepare yourself for what to expect.
  • Wait to enter your home.
  • Contact your insurance company.
  • Document the damages.
  • Contact your restoration companythat's where SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake comes in!

How can SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake help revive your holiday light fire mishap?

SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

If your home becomes damaged in a house fire, you can count on SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake to help you. Call 952-403-1050 for all of your restoration needs. 

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