Keeping your family safe at christmas time can be easy, as long as you are proactive in your precautionary measures. For instance, keeping your tree safe includes using UL certified lights, and avoiding real candles. Only plug in the proper amounts of lights recommended by the manufacturer’s, this will help from overloading circuits and possibly creating a fire hazard. Don’t set up trees to turn on by timer if you will not be home.
“Place the tree away from household sources of heat, such as fireplaces, radiators, television sets, and vents. Inspect lights for exposed or frayed wires, loose connections, and broken sockets before placing them on the tree. Don’t overload extension cords — no more than three strings of lights per cord is the rule. Never leave your tree unattended while the lights are turned on.”