According to U.S Fire Administration (USFA), nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source. Although it’s fun to decorate for the holidays, holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. Here are some helpful tips:
- Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires.
- Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily.
- Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
- If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be knocked down easily.
When dealing with fire damage, there are so many other factors to consider, such as the resulting water damage from extinguishing flames, mold damage from the water and how to clean the soot-and smoke-damaged items.
That’s why Florida property owners and lessees have counted on Insurance Litigation Group for almost 15 years, to assist them every step of the way during this very emotional, complex process. Contact us at 786-529-0090 or click here to schedule your free consultation or fire inspection.