The holiday season sneaks up on all of us. We feel it, too: One minute you’re enjoying the crunch of fall leaves under your feet, and in the blink of an eye, you’re spraying de-icer on your windshield and fighting the crowds at your local mall.
We all ask ourselves how we’ll find the time to get it all finished. But hasty fixes around the house — particularly at the holidays — can mean unnecessary household injury. The right professionals can help you stay safe in your home.
Nearly half of all injuries during the holiday season are as a result of falling while putting up those colorful bulbs. Keep that in mind when you trundle up the ladder to take them down as well — a fall from one of your eaves is certain to send you to the ER.
There’s nothing like the fresh-pine smell of a real Christmas tree, but be warned: That Douglas fir will get very dry and will be susceptible to catching fire, if there are any candles, radiators, or long-illuminated lights nearby.
The only way you’re going to enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire is if you keep your hearth and chimney in good working order. In order to make sure you won’t end up with smoke in your home or structural chimney damage, you should plan to have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually. And as tempting as it is to toss wrapping paper into the hearth, resist the urge: The decorative elements in the paper cause it to burn quickly and could spark a flash fire.
We can help you make sure that your holiday memories include more smiles and fewer lingering home projects: the broken banister, the leaking rain gutter, the mud-colored walking path on your carpet.
Because spending time with your family is what the holidays are really for.