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Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are upon us and soon the hustle and bustle of the season will be ever-present. It’s easy to forget about safety with all of the excitement and fun-filled festivities. We want to remind you of a few of our simple safety tips so that you can enjoy your holidays to the fullest and be worry free!

Holiday Safety Tips:

Decor Safety

Ornaments on a Christmas tree

While putting up your holiday decorations keep these things in mind. When stringing your holiday lights, check to make sure there are no missing, cracked bulbs or frayed wires. If you see any, discard them. Keep candles away from any flammable items and never leave a lit candle unattended. If you have a live Christmas tree be sure to water it every day to reduce the risk of fire and don’t leave it lit overnight.

Kitchen Safety

Food on a table

We all know there is a lot of cooking going on over the holidays. First, if you plan on deep frying your turkey please check out our blog at for some crucial safety tips. When cooking, grease fires can occur, If you experience one, be sure you do not put it out with water, use baking soda or cover it with a lid. Also, never leave the kitchen, and do not leave your oven unattended. Be sure to have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen in case of an emergency.

Home Safety

back patio/yard of a home

When it comes to protecting your home, never post about your travel plans online. It’s so easy these days to talk about travel on your social media but this is a safety no no, why let the whole world know when you are going to be gone? It's always a good idea to let a neighbor know that you will be gone so they can keep an eye on your home and pick up your mail. Set up some light timers and keep a few blinds open. The idea is to keep your home looking like you are there.

ServiceMaster Restoration wants you and your family to have a happy, safe holiday season!
We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, even during the holidays. We are on call for your convenience should an emergency occur. Our professionals are ready to respond to you always. Call us today at (704) 324-8528.