Pillar to Post....Happy Holidays

 

Happy Holidays from Pillar To Post! And may your new year be filled with more success and your home be filled with joy.

Many families celebrate holiday traditions this time of the year. As your home inspector, I want to share with you holiday tips to keep you and your family safe this season. There are two components that are one of the major causes of fire - Christmas Tree and Holiday lighting.

Christmas Tree
  • If you're buying a live Christmas tree, buy a freshly cut one.
  • Place tree away from ignition sources like fire places, heaters, candles, radiators and combustible materials.
  • Water your tree regularly to keep it fresh.
  • Buy fire resistant tree. Remember that fire resistance does not mean that the tree won't catch fire, it only means that the tree will resist burning and should extinguish quickly.
  • Avoid lead-based materials when cutting or decorating your tree - they are hazardous when ingested by children.
  • Avoid sharp objects when decorating your tree.
  • Avoid tree decorations that may break.
Lighting Safety Tips
  • Check the label when buying lights to make sure that it conforms to safety standards.
  • Don't put electric lights on a metallic surface/object - it may charge the object and electrocute those who touch it.
  • If putting lights outdoors, make sure that the light is certified for outdoor use.
  • Avoid potential shock by plugging all outdoor electric decorations into circuits with ground fault circuit interrupters.
And always have smoke alarms.

I hope that you find this email useful and once again, Happy Holidays.

Please forward this message to someone you think will find these tips useful.

And as always, I am available for your home inspection needs. My contact information is in my signature.


Pillar to Post Winnipeg Team
PO Box 45122

RPO Kildonan Place
Winnipeg, MB R2C 5C7

 

Call Anytime ~ 204.771.3453


winnipeg@pillartopost.com

http://www.pillartopost.com/winnipeg

 

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