It’s that time of year when people all over the country begin getting ready for the holidays by putting up their Christmas decorations. Perhaps the most ubiquitous decorations of all is the tree. Selecting and decorating the Christmas tree is a festive tradition most people can relate too, but did you know that this seemingly innocent activity can pose a serious hazard to you and your home? Diversified Insurance Solutions wanted to make you aware of these dangers and show you what you can do to prevent them.
Watch this short video from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to see just how flammable an improperly watered Christmas tree can be. While fires from Christmas trees are not common, they do happen and according to the NFPA 230 home structure fires from 2007-2011 resulting in 6 deaths. To keep your home and family safe this Christmas make sure to follow these helpful tips from the NFPA on how to select, maintain, and dispose of a Christmas tree as safely as possible.