2 Convenient Locations for All Your Insurance Needs
Let us help you
Enfield
860.627.8655
Wethersfield
860.563.0067
Home Page

 

 

It is that time of year when families who celebrate the holiday of Christmas will bring live trees into their homes to decorate with lights and ornaments.  Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious.

Picking the tree

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing the tree

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

Lighting the tree

  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer's instructions for number of light strands to connect. 
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

After Christmas

  • Get rid of the tree after Christmas. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.
Posted 1:56 PM  View Comments

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Please Have an Agent Contact Me






Refer Referrals
We love referrals! And thank you even more for your continued business.
Policies Customer Service
Self policy service any time of the day, directly from our website.
Newsletter Join Our Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest events, news and offers we have.

Knowledge and Expertise

About Us 

If you are not getting the professional advice and service that you deserve, it's time to give me a call!

Testimonials


Our Latest Blogs

Read More Read More Read More
Our Offices Connect With Us

Enfield

1654 King St., Suite 8
Enfield, CT 06082
Ph: 860.627.8655
Fx: 860.254.5820



Wethersfield

One Wells Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Ph: 860.563.0067
Fx: 860.513.1376


  Facebook LinkedIn Google+   
Your Trusted Advisor
 
Home Get A Quote Customer Service Employee Directory Our Companies Contact Powered by Insurance Website Builder