Holiday Safety For Your Magnolia TX Real Estate

A familiar seasonal scene is one in which family and friends sit around a blazing fire with a brightly lighted tree, stockings hung from the mantel, and colorfully wrapped gifts adding to the cozy and festive atmosphere of your Magnolia TX real estate.  A setting lovely to imagine–and to experience–but also, one which requires safety precautions.  Holiday fires claim the lives of more than 400 Americans each year, and approximately 3 people per hour are treated in an emergency room for seasonal injuries.

At this time of year when lists play such a large role in our lives, it is also necessary to revisit a safety checklist to ensure an accident-free holiday for your family, guests, and even your pets.  The U.S. Fire Administration offers these suggestions:


  • Inspect lights for damage and link no more than 3 strands together.  Use only UL            approved and follow directions. Beware of overloading outlets. 
  • Don’t leave on when you’re not home.
  • If you prefer a live tree, make certain it is fresh when you buy it and water, water, water!
  • Use non-flammable or flame retardant decorations
  • Never leave lighted candles unattended, near combustible materials, or within reach of children or pets.  Make certain to extinguish them before retiring for the night.


  • Place the tree in your Magnolia TX real estate at least 3 feet away from the fireplace.
  • Keep a screen in front of the fire to prevent flying sparks.
  • Remove stockings hung with care when the fireplace is in use.
  • Never burn wrapping paper in your fireplace and risk a flash fire.


  • When entertaining friends at your Magnolia TX real estate, be certain that you have childproofed your home–not just to protect breakables but also to protect young ones.
  • Make sure that outside walkways and steps are well lighted.
  • Use nightlights in hallways and bathrooms.
  • Add non-slip mats in your tub and shower–and possibly grab bars for the older set.


  • Avoid feeding the cats or dogs which also reside in your Magnolia TX real estate food such as rich and fatty fowl meat, onions, grapes, raisins, or chocolate.
  • Do not give animals turkey bones as they will splinter and cause great damage.
  • Keep all trash out of reach.  Better yet, take it outside frequently.

Got all that?  If so, relax and enjoy the season!


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