Christmas Tree Safety Tips for a Happy, Haphazard-free Holiday

For many American families, the holidays are simply not complete without decorating a Christmas tree. As soon as the scent of evergreen fills the air and the tree is sparkling with hundreds of lights, an abundance of beautiful holiday memories to come rushing back making the season instantly brighter. To ensure that your holidays are happy and haphazard free, here are some Christmas tree safety tips from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

  • Make sure your tree is located far from fireplaces, furnaces, radiators and portable heaters.
  • Double-check that all ornaments or trimmings are non-combustible or flame-resistant.
  • Since heated rooms can easily and quickly dry out trees, be extra careful to keep the stand filled with water at all times; a dry Douglas Fir (or any real tree) is a dangerous.
  • Periodically check to ensure the tree is firmly secured in the stand making sure the bolts have not loosened to prevent possible tip-over mishaps.

To read more holiday safety tips for lighting, decorations, entertaining, fireplaces, toys, ornaments, children and pets, visit the InterNACHI website.

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Photo via Steve Wilson