Happy holidays! As you are decorating your homes and hosting family and friends, keep in mind these safety tips to ensure a season of glad tidings, not unfortunate happenings.
Don't overload electrical outlets. Overloaded outlets and faulty wires are a common cause of house fires.
Never connect more than three strands of incandescent lights. More than three can blow a fuse or cause a fire.
When considering holiday lighting, choose battery operated candles instead of flame-lit candles. Of course, the latter is more prone to accidents. In fact, they start more than half of home decoration fires.
Baking for many more guests than usual can put a stress on you... and your kitchen appliances. Don't plug too many appliances in at the same time. No more than one high-wattage appliances should be plugged in to one outlet at a time.
Keep the Christmas tree fresh! Make sure to sweep the floor for any pine thistles and water your natural tree routinely to keep from dying. Dry trees can become serious fire hazards.
Is your decor certified? Check the label for a testing laboratory (e.g. Underwriters Laboratories (UL)). Without this, the decoration has not been tested for safety. Turn off all decorations before heading to bed or out of the house.
Holiday Home & Travelling
Check the weather before heading out on your holiday vacation. Snowy or icy roads can lead to unsafe conditions. Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you get stranded or an accident occurs.
Lock up the house tightly before you leave. Holidays are popular seasons for home break-ins (not just Santa Claus!). You can also ask your trust-worthy neighbors to keep an eye on your home while you are away.
All of us on the Synergy Insurance team would like to thank you for your loyalty and trust in us while protecting the life you deserve. We are all so grateful for our clients, carrier relationships, our amazing team members... and the list goes on. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and a happy new year!
Remember, if you have any questions about your policy, feel free to reach out to our team at any time. View our website to see our team. Call us at 405.702.0930.