Preventing Home Fires During the Holidays | Decor Roofing and Restoration

The holiday season means festive decorations, holiday baking, gift giving, and gathering around the table for family traditions. With all of the joy and magic of the season, it’s easy to forget to prioritize simple safety measures to keep your home and family safe from fires. 

Unfortunately, emergencies don’t take the holidays off. At Decor, we are a full-service restoration company. Over the years, we have arrived at many job sites with damage related to home and building fires and we know a little prevention can make a big difference. 

Holidays are the Busiest Days for First Responders

The holidays are often one of the busiest times of the year for firefighters and emergency first responders. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the leading days of the year for home and building fires, topped only by Thanksgiving. According to our friends at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the biggest contributors to fires during the winter months include the following:

  • Heating sources

  • Holiday decorations

  • Candles

  • Cooking

Fire Safety Tips To Protect Your Home and Family

  • Keep Christmas trees, and other holiday decorations, 3ft away from heat sources like fireplaces and space heaters.

  • Maintain a water source for live Christmas trees to prevent drying out. Dry trees are a major fire hazard according to Bixby, Oklahoma firefighters

  • Pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions for light strands. Check to make sure your outdoor lights are designated for outdoor use. 

  • Avoid overloading circuits by plugging in too many light strands.

  • Never walk away from the stove while cooking and keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen. 

  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns.  Candle fires make up an average of 7,400 home fires each year.

  • Have your fireplace inspected and cleaned by a professional before use.

Should the unexpected occur this holiday season, Decor is available 24/7 for emergency board-ups and tarping. Emergencies don’t take holidays off and we are aware of how important it is to have the help you can count on. When an emergency hits, it’s important to secure your home or business right away. Night or day, we’re on our way, 918-992-4731 or www.decorroofing.com

A Roofing And Restoration Team You Can Count On

For 36 years, Decor has been a leading provider of roofing, restoration, and construction services throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas. We are proud of our long history, and truly believe it is a testament to the quality workmanship and exceptional customer service we offer our customers. We value long-term client relationships and are honored to serve several of our clients for many years.

Decor is a local, family-owned business. We live and work in the communities we serve and have in-depth knowledge of the unique needs of our area. You’ll get personalized one-on-one service from a team that truly cares about your project.  Give us a call, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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