The holiday season is in full swing and as you make your shopping list, consider making a list for the things you should do around the house. Fires are common this time of year due to the extra traffic, lights, and cooking. It is a time for family, meaning guests will sometimes be taking up residence in your home for a few nights or longer. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has a few steps you can take to keep your family safe, click here to view the entire list. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the most common times of year for house fire, so here are some steps you can take to keep your family safe:
- Cooking is the most common cause of house fires. Before you cook, you can test your smoke alarms. When cooking, make sure that you remember to not leave your items unattended. If you are leaving the home, consider unplugging appliances.
- If you are going to be lighting candles, know that they are a fire hazard and should be watched. Make sure to keep papers and other flammable objects away from your candles. Most stores sell battery-operated flameless candles that you can purchase as an alternative to traditional ones.
- Your Christmas tree is likely not going to lead to a fire, but it could. Remember to turn your lights off when you leave the house or when you go to sleep at night.
Taking these steps can keep your home safe from a fire over the holidays. If you are looking for a new home this holiday season, consider a custom home builder in Vancouver WA. Click here to contact Tuscany Homes today.