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christmas-safetyThe holiday season is one of the most wonderful times of the year, but did you know it’s also one of the most dangerous? In fact, household fires occur more often during the holidays than any other time of the year. So here are some holiday safety tips from our friends at Omnishield.

Safety Tip #1 –  They are the centerpiece of holiday celebrations (trees, wreathes, garland), but buyer beware! If purchasing a real tree, make sure that it has fresh, green needles that aren’t easily broken. Water regularly to keep it moist. If going artificial, make sure it’s flame retardant. Also check to make sure light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition. Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Safety Tip #2 – Candle Safety
Candles looks beautiful and festive on the table or mantel, but they can be a…

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