It’s holiday season again from November to December and after celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas is coming up very soon. In Greater Amesbury and the rest of New England, having a Christmas tree at home is a must have annually. However, the lighting decorations on the tree can pose a hazard to your home. Based on the statistics conducted by the US Fire Administration, 1 in 3 Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. It is important to follow these 4 important electrical safety steps for your next Christmas tree.
- Fresh is the Best – Make sure you choose the freshest tree, the freshest ones tend to be the last ones to dry out. In order for the tree to absorb more water, chopping off the base of the tree helps a lot.
- Choose the Right Types of Lights – There are generally 2 types of Christmas lights, the ones for outdoor uses and the ones for indoor uses. Before decorating your tree in the living room, it is important to confirm that you have the correct lights.
- Artificial Trees – Artificial trees can be a great option of going green and a money saver. Instead of disposing your natural Christmas tree to the trash every year, artificial trees can be reused again and again. However, make sure the tree is fire-resistant so in case anything happens, it would not be able to catch on fire very easily.
- Properly Put Away the Lights: After the holiday season is finished, remember to put away your lights in a tightly sealed container. It can protect your lights from any moisture and rodents that could damage the lights.
Contact Morrill Electric at (978) 388-1522 to learn more. We offer residential and commercial electrical services in Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, North Shore, MA and New Hampshire.