With Christmas time comes houses, trees and windows with lights aglow. Power companies gear up for the increased usage. Linemen prep themselves for the likely winter storms, but for the most part, all is merry and bright.
Christmas Electrical Safety Tips
To keep things all about safety we thought a few holiday tips from our family to your this holiday season would be helpful, just in case you needed a reminder.
- Christmas Tip #1: Visually inspect all electrical cords, wires, sockets, and decorations for cracking plastic parts, bare wires and loose connections. The only fire that’s nice on Christmas day is the one in your fireplace.
- Christmas Tip #2: Determine how many electrical outlets you need – not how many cords will plug into one extension. Overloading your electrical outlets is one of the most common causes of holiday fires.
- Christmas Tip #3: Keep all combustible items (including the Christmas tree) at least 3 feet away from heat sources such as the fireplace, stove top, candles, and space heaters.
- Christmas Tip #4: Turn off or extinguish all electrical appliances, decorations, lighting systems and heat sources (like the fireplace and burning candles) before going to bed or leaving the house.
Welcome to ESFI’s Gingerbread Holiday Short. There’s a lesson to be learned, but for the most part, it’s just good fun. Who doesn’t want to see Gingerbread men terrified of a burning Christmas tree, right?