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The Five Holiday Hazards to Watch Out For
Whether you've got an artificial or real tree, they can quickly become a fire hazard. If you're opting for a real tree, choose one that does not have brown needles, which indicate dryness and are more prone to catch fire. Make sure your holiday lights don't have any frayed wires. Keep your tree at least three feet away from heat sources like a fireplace, radiator or candles. And make sure your tree is stable with a sturdy stand.
OVERUSED POWER SOCKETS
From outdoor lights to radiators to tree lights, a lot of electricity gets used during the holidays. Make sure to spread out your electrical use evenly across all the power sockets by using extension leads.
Some decorations require you to use ladders in awkward places, which can put you at risk. Make sure you're using your ladder in optimal weather conditions where there's no ice and wind. And make sure you've got the right ladder size for the job.
Nothing exudes winter warmth better than a set of flickering candles. Keep your home safe by ensuring candles are kept away from trees, decorations and anything else that can burn. Make sure they're in stable holders and never leave them unattended. For peace of mind, opt for flameless LED candles, many of which come with a remote control for easy operation.
Before you enjoy the new gift you just opened, make sure you throw out the wrapping paper as soon as possible. Some paper, ribbons and foils contain lead and can be very dangerous if babies and pets come in contact with them. Having loose wrapping paper lying around the house also poses a fire hazard, so it's best to discard them right after the gift-opening session.