Holiday Safety Tips 2017

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

 

As we get closer to the Holidays, I have some tips for your family to enjoy a safe and Happy Holiday Season.

Holiday tips to stay Safe

 

 ~ If you plan to place decorations on your roof, check to be sure where the overhead power lines are located.    Be sure to keep a minimum of TEN FEET between the power lines and anything you may be holding, such as a ladder, equipment, etc.  

 

 ~ While you are locating those power lines, be sure any strung lights are far from them, as anything touching a power line can become energized.

 


 ~ Most Holiday fires are started by candles.   Be sure all candles are blown out before leaving your home or going to bed.

 ~ Almost half of Holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

 

Christmas in Denver 

~ Be sure to READ the guidelines for indoor and outdoor use of decorative lights, including the number of light sets you are able to connect to a single extension cord.

 

 ~ If you find lights from previous years that are cracked or have broken sockets, it is time to replace these.    If there is any frayed insulation and bare wires, these are a definite fire hazard.

 

 ~ Do not place these extension cords under rugs, as they could overheat or become worn and cause a fire.

 

 ~ Unplug any and all decorative lights when you leave home or when you go to bed.

 ~ Be sure your live trees get plenty of water, as they tend to dry out quickly, and become a fire hazard.

 


Make this Holiday season, one that you want to remember, not to forget!

 


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Rainmaker
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Grant, we do always need to keep the fire extinguisher close.

Dec 06, 2017 06:24 PM #19
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Silvia, hope these tips help someone.

Dec 06, 2017 06:24 PM #20
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Hi Joan -- smart post - as usual - great tips to remember/remind others.   

Dec 06, 2017 08:05 PM #21
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I have seen so many pretty homes all decorated for the holidays. It takes lots of work but provides so many a lot of enjoyment.

Dec 06, 2017 10:43 PM #22
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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A much appreciated list Joan Cox  !

Dec 07, 2017 04:33 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Joan. This is terrific information and well conveyed. Have a great day.

Dec 07, 2017 06:14 AM #24
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Joan, this is such a timely post and all great tips. I hope many read this!

Dec 07, 2017 07:18 AM #25
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Joan good afternoon.

Great safety tips.

Thank you.

Dec 07, 2017 12:41 PM #26
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Joan

Add one more; when I was in Germany in the mid 1950s, there were no electric Christmas lights. They used to use live candles. Talk about hanging out with a tree you never want to go to sleep without a big blow. cheers cvc

Dec 07, 2017 02:05 PM #27
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Hi there Joan. Great tips to keep us all safe.

I just think of the Griswalds Christmas - again. Can you tell I love that silly movie? I think to myself, how would the Griswalds do this? Then, I do exactly the opposite. Lol. 

Dec 07, 2017 03:06 PM #28
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Michael, we see so many issues happening this time of year, so hope these tips help.

Dec 07, 2017 03:42 PM #29
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Debbie, it is so fun driving thru neighborhoods right now with so many homes fully decorated.

Dec 07, 2017 03:43 PM #30
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Joan Cox
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Thanks Sally! 

Dec 07, 2017 03:43 PM #31
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Thanks you Sheila for your support.

Dec 07, 2017 03:43 PM #32
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Joan Cox
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Thank you Amanda, hope it saves some from having issues.

Dec 07, 2017 03:44 PM #33
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Thanks Shahar, and nice to see you stop by! 

Dec 07, 2017 03:44 PM #34
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Joan Cox
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Curtis Van Carter boy that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen!  

Dec 07, 2017 03:45 PM #35
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Joan Cox
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Debb, guess I should watch this one, sounds funny.

Dec 07, 2017 03:46 PM #36
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Excellent tips Joan Cox safety first or you will be spending the Holidays in the hospital...or worse! 

Dec 07, 2017 09:14 PM #37
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Lisa, would not be cool to spend time in the hospital this time of year!   

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