Oh how I love this time of year, and gathering with friends and family for what usually ends up turning into tons of laughter and excellent food. Getting together just wouldn’t be quite the same without the beautiful Christmas decorations, so we can’t leave those out! I quite enjoy decorating for the holidays and I think I am already passing that onto my children. I can’t even begin to tell you how over-joyed my kids get when it is time to put up our tree, the lights, villages, candy canes lining the sidewalk, and the list goes on.
It’s hard to beat the good times and good company that come with each and every holiday season, but before family and friends converge for merriment and grandma’s special apple pie recipe, the decorations must be in place! Some keep decorations to a minimum and I can respect that, but many others choose to deck their halls with boughs of holly, or some other such festive decorations. I prefer to be in the latter category, but collecting the perfect decor pieces is a process. Something that many of us may not think about is that while home decorations don’t seem dangerous, sometimes they can cause disastrous outcomes! To avoid any potential holiday home disasters, such as fires, it may be a good idea to hire a handyman to check your outlets and perform any other electrical service to ensure your holiday season will be a happy and safe one! Especially if you have any current concerns!
Many of the holiday decorations that are put up throughout your home’s interior and exterior involve dealing with dangerous tasks. These tasks can include working with electrical issues, working on the roof or from a ladder, and even cooking can be dangerous! According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), every year an average of 4,300 fires occur on Thanksgiving causing 15 deaths and almost $27 million in property damage, many of them due to deep frying accidents.
Think about it, other than the fire hazard of deep-frying a turkey for your family meal, climbing up on the roof to hang lights or using a ladder to reach the top of the tree can create some truly precarious positions for the decorator.
Take a look at some of the biggest holiday-related injuries and accidents that happen during this time of year:
Approximately 6,000 people will be hospitalized for holiday decorating related falls
Christmas lights will cause 160 homes to burn from faulty electrical wiring
4,000 people will injure themselves tripping over extension cords while decorating
An estimated 230 Christmas trees will burn houses to the ground because of faulty electrical surges
To avoid injuries and accidents this holiday season, call up your local Handyman Connection. They can provide you with electrical services and other home repair services to keep this Christmas a merry one! I want only good reports of safe, happy readers! Need to hang decorations on the roof or high up in your home? Have them install your decorations without a hitch