Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
‘Tis that time of year again to take a trip and find the right one, the right Christmas tree that is. According to Statista.com, over 30 million pines get sold every year. Along with this new house plant’s beauty and joy, it can also pose some home hazards… but most of which can be completely avoided with the right care.
When purchasing a real tree, check for freshness and avoid purchasing dry brittle trees. If you are going the artificial way, purchase one that is labeled “fire resistant”.
When placing your tree in the perfect spot, avoid areas where heat sources are felt. Additionally, choose lights that are labeled for indoor use. And most importantly always check water levels in your tree base, and never allow it to become completely evaporated.
When decorating, plastic or material base ornaments are most safe if you have hard floors but also if you have little ones or pets.
We hope these tips ensure that you will have a safe and happy holiday!