By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
Ready or not the holidays are here and so are your chances of the flu and other bugs that go yuck in the night. There is no time like the present to tune up, clean up and practice safety and sanitization for everyone in your household.
We maintain all of the safety rules for our homes and automobiles year round, but we have to keep in mind with decorating and extra activities we need to be even more cautious.
Here are some tips for added safety during the times we’ve deck our halls, trimmed our trees and are waiting for the arrival of Santa. If purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label “fire resistant.” Most trees are fire resistant but it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you purchase a live tree, be sure to keep the stand filled with water and check it daily. Heat in your home makes for a thirsty tree and they can use up water rapidly. Dry trees quickly become a fire hazard, paper from packages are fuel for these fires and can lead to a holiday disaster.
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