Happy Holidays from Foley Restoration DKI
Once again another year is almost behind us and we find ourselves entering into the thick of the holiday season. We at Foley Restoration DKI want to take a few moments to share with you some DKI holiday safety tips to ensure everyone has a safe and happy time with their loved ones during this joyful season. These holiday tips can also be found on our Facebook page through the link provided below.
HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS
- Candle Safety – Candles should be put in places where they can’t be knocked over and away from flammable fabrics. You should never leave a burning candle unsupervised when you leave the room.
- Fire Safety for Children – Educate and talk to your children about fire safety and how they should never play with fire. Children should always be supervised around any fire hazards such as candles, fireplaces, stoves, lighters, etc.
- Fireplace Safety - Never leave a burning fireplace unattended and be sure to clean out the fireplace regularly, including the flue. Also, never cook or roast marshmallows in the fireplace as food debris can catch fire and cause further problems.
- Cooking Fire Safety – 40% of all house fires are caused by cooking related incidents. Never leave stoves or ovens unattended; the party can wait. Your lit fires cannot.
- Heating Equipment – Long ignored heating equipment can pose a fire risk that grows over time. Make sure to regularly clean and inspect any electrical heat sources and any portable heating equipment is well away from combustible items.
- Electrical – Plugs are a must with most holiday decorations, but be careful not to overload or over-use power bars. This can cause them to overheat and become a fire hazard.
- Homemade Decorations – While they are charming, sentimental additions to the holiday décor, they need to be kept away from candles and other fire hazards
- Wrapping Paper – Never toss your wrapping paper into the fire! Wrapping paper is very light weight which can cause the burning pieces to rise up the chimney and risk setting the roof on fire.
- Christmas Tree Care – Be careful where you place your Christmas tree. As your tree dries out, it becomes more and more flammable. Don’t place it anywhere near any sources of heat or fire hazards and ensure your tree is watered regularly.
- Dishwasher Safety – Dishwashers are a great to assist in cleaning up after the holiday feasts; however, clogged drains and heavy usage can both lead to flooding.
Even with taking the best precautions, sometimes the unwelcomed guest of a disaster can still wind up on your door step during the holidays. Should you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, remember we are always here to assist you. Our crews are available 24/7 - just call 1-877-333-0222.
From our Foley Restoration DKI family to yours, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year!