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Holiday Safety Tips in Georgia

fire damageWith the holiday season here, it is a wonderful time to spend with your family and friends. However, the risk of experiencing a fire in your home is highest in December. No one ever wants to experience a fire in their Georgia home, especially during the holidays. Here are a few tips that you can do to help reduce a chance of needing fire damage restoration in Georgia.

Holiday Cooking Safety

Cooking is a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas. However, more cooking fires happen during the month of December than any other month in the year. When you are cooking, do not leave your pan unattended. If your pan happens to catch on fire, turn off the heat and find a lid and put it on it to smother the flames. Different types of cooking fires require different methods to suppress the flames, so it’s a good idea to have a kitchen fire extinguisher in your home rated to take care of all those potential mishaps. If a fire ever gets out of control, evacuate and call 911.

Space Heaters/Fireplace Safety

It is always great to sit by a fireplace or a warm heater on a cold winter night. But when using a space heater, you need to have it at least three feet away from anything that can burn. Never put your Christmas tree by your space heater or your fireplace. A dry Christmas tree can be fully engulfed with flames in 30 seconds. Never leave your space heater or your fireplace on unattended. This could increase your risk of needing a fire damage restoration services. Before you go to bed, double-check to make sure your space heaters or your fireplace is turned off.

Candle Safety

Candles are a great way to create a warm environment in your house around the holiday season. However, if you will follow these simple tips, you could decrease your chance of fire damage clean up in Georgia. Before lighting your candle, make sure you have your candle set on a study base. If your candle isn’t on a sturdy base, pets or children may knock it over. Do not place your candles around any flammable materials.

Christmas Tree Tips

Keep your Christmas tree well-watered to prevent a fire in your Georgia home. A dry tree can fully engulf into flames in 30 seconds. Watering your tree daily will keep your tree fresh and green during the holiday season, keeping you from having a fire in your Georgia home. However, be careful when watering your tree that you don’t get water on your lights. Keeping your tree in a sturdy base will keep it from falling over.

Fire Damage Restoration in Georgia

Georgia Interior & Exterior Contractors provides fire damage restoration in Georgia, and we wish you have a safe and happy holiday season. If the unfortunate happens and a fire damages your home, call us and we will provide quick response, and will get to work restoring your property after fire damage. Call us today.


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