Posted on 12/1/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
This holiday season brings all sorts of activities. From lighting candles to hanging string lights. Here are some ways to keep your home and family safe from hazards such as fire and injury.
Lights: Inspect holiday string lights each year before hanging them up to ensure there are no frayed cords or cracked bulbs. When replacing bulbs, always unplug the lights first and make sure the voltage and wattage match the original bulb. When going to bed or leaving the house, be sure to turn off the lights.
Ornaments: Avoid glass ornaments, especially if you have curious children and pets. Using plastic ornaments makes tree decorating safe for the entire family. For pets, avoid hanging ornaments at the very bottom of the tree. To avoid injury altogether, gate off the area where the tree will stand so children and pets cannot get too close without supervision.
Candles: Always remember to blow out candles before going to bed and never leave them near curtains or flammable ite ...
Posted on 12/16/2015 10:04 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Decorate safely this holiday season.