As Christmas is near, you are quite excited to celebrate it, and so are we but, did you also know that it can injure or kill Christmas trees? Not by collapsing on you, nor by having your house burnt down. U.S. fire services tended to approximately 230 house fires a year between 2006 and 2010, killing a total of four persons per year, damaging dozens more.
Christmas tree fires, while not expected, typically cause severe and expensive destruction. A heating element too near to the tree triggered eighteen percent of such explosions. Often suspected as a factor is excessive dumping of the tree. Here are suggestions for avoiding this kind of construction fire that is avoidable.
Watering the tree
A constant water supply should be enclosed in the tree stand and be strong enough to avoid and not fall over, toppling children or pets. So, the tree must be watered regularly for protection.
Be careful while decorating
To eliminate a particular risk, tie only three full lines of lamps to any one extension cord, then position cords around walls. It is using low-energy, stable illumination approved by a security research lab. Do not use cables that are bent or rusted. Before leaving home or going back to bed, unplug the lights and not use electric lighting on a metal branch.
To eliminate its use of electrical wires, attempt to locate the tree near an electric socket. Insert the Plant away from the air registrations of the heat exchanger, fire pits, and other flammable objects.
Choose a healthy one
The fresher the plant is, the less apt it is to face a risk of burning. Look for versatile, non-breaking needles and a trunk of sap. A fresh Plant is better at controlling moisture. Grab a branch of a Plant and run over it with your hand.
Break off the trunk and put the Plant in a bucket of water as early, and you’ll get the Plant home before you can carry it into the property. You should not use any water additives like aspirin, sugar, or commercial fire retardant, are vital. Plain tap water is preferable for washing.
Things must be considered for artificial Plants
Artificial Christmas Plants must be fire resistant and have a lock if the Plant has a built-in illumination set with an authorized security research lab. Do not use electric lights if the artificial Plant consists of metal since they can trigger the Plant and contribute to electric shock.
Fire extinguishers for your rescue
We have to keep all the precautions, but unfortunately, if a Plant catches fire, we also have to be prepared for Christmas safety. So, it is recommended to have a fire extinguisher available and ensure that everyone is aware of its presence and how it is used.
Safety precautions for fire threats
To sense low water in the Plant stand, a new Christmas Plant Protection Device is programmed to alert if a fire begins. Place the low water detector of the Christmas Tree Protection Device in the tree stand.
If it detects the flame, the ornamental angel, connected to the tree, triggers a remote alarm, informing you that somehow a fire might start or have begun, and the wall is wired into the detector.
We have listed out several precautions and safety measures to be taken while decorating the home during Christmas. Because the tree can catch fire easily and while adorning the tree, we have to use many electric lights, so careful and taking precautions is of utmost importance.