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Holiday Hazard - Dartmouth 02748

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Christmas trees are one of the high points of the holiday season but if not cared for properly, they can be a holiday hazard.  

Fire departments on average respond to 160 home fires per season that start with a Christmas tree.  Pine trees and resin are highly flammable and most trees have unique properties that boost their burn rate.  When selecting your tree, be sure the needles are soft and flexible to ensure the tree is fresh.  A parched tree can burn faster than newspaper and increases the chance of fire immensely.  

Positioning trees away from heating sources, curtains, furniture and carpets can help reduce the spread in case of a fire.  One of the key factors and easy ways to  greatly decrease the possibility of a tree fire is making sure your tree is watered on a daily basis.  Always unplug your tree at bedtime and when leaving the house to decrease your risk.  

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  Follow these steps to decrease the risk to you and your family.  

Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford for all your smoke, fire and water damage needs at (508) 999-2380 

Happy Holidays!

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