Precautions for artificial Christmas Trees | Christmas Tree Decoration and Precaution
Now a day, artificial Christmas trees are found with lots of fantastic features that can complete the Christmas decoration of our home. These artificial trees are generally made of organic materials like ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride which are. So it is important to take safety precautions into consideration while choosing and decorating one's Christmas tree. The Safety Tips that should be kept in the mind are:
Fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping an artificial tree in your house. The burning tree, once catch fire can readily fill a compartment with fire along with poisonous gases. Faulty wiring and overloaded electrical outlets are one of the most common causes of seasonal house fires. It doesn't matter if the tree is artificial or real, if a fire sparks due to your wiring, the tree will still burn.
Never keep the tree closer to any heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent.
Artificial tree can easily catch fire by either of heat or sparks.
Precaution during Decoration and Lighting
Inspect Christmas lights for frayed wires and bare spots as well as broken sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use those lighting accessories only, which are approved by a testing laboratory. Make sure to periodically check the wires - they should not be warm to the touch.
As far as possible, you should use only non-flammable Decorations or flame-retardant and be placed away safely away from heat sources such as the fireplace.
The size of the tree is also to be considered. If you have little one there you need not worry but otherwise precaution has to be taken. Bigger the tree, the bigger is the chance of toppling of the tree. So the place where to keep the tree is a very important issue. It is always better to keep the big sized tree in the corner of the house.
Precaution during Flocking of an artificial Christmas tree
While flocking an artificial Christmas tree one should wear a pair of protective gloves, fire resistant face mask and also safety glasses. Flocking an artificial Christmas tree should be done only outside. Keep the Christmas tree on a flat surface, so that it does not topple. Flock the Xmas tree before any lights or ornaments are added.
It is a fact that maintaining an artificial Christmas tree is something that is not very hard to do, but you should not forget to take precautionary steps. By taking the proper precautions you can ensure a very happy and joyful Christmas.
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