New Years SAFETY Tips
New Year's Eve celebrations
Please take extra care during New Year celebrations. Many of the things we enjoy during this festive period, like fireworks, Christmas lights, candles, paper hats and decorations can all be fire hazards when you do not properly take care of them.
Here are some tips to keep you safe this New Year
If you are planning to celebrate with fireworks, store them in a metal box, read the instructions, never go back to a lit firework and keep a bucket of water nearby.
Never place candles near your Christmas tree or furnishings. Don't leave them burning unattended.
Decorations can burn easily - Don't attach them to lights or heaters.
Switch off electrical appliances when not in use, unless they're designed to stay on. Take special care with fairy lights and outdoor lights. Always switch off and unplug lights before you go to bed.
Check your lights conform to the British Standard. Always use an RCD on outdoor electrical equipment (safety device that can save lives by instantly switching off the power)
Never leave cooking unattended.
Check the battery in your smoke alarm every week and use the New Year as a reminder to clean it and remove dust.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North understands that New Year's celebrations are a time to have fun with family and friends! Read and follow the tips to help have a SAFE holiday!
Happy New Years 2019