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Precautions for artificial Christmas Trees | Christmas Tree Decoration and Precaution

Updated on December 18, 2013
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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:

Merry Christmas 2013
Merry Christmas 2013

Preventing Fires

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 from Fire:Keep Safe Your Tree
Precaution from Fire:Keep Safe Your Tree | Source

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.

Prevent Your Tree
Prevent Your Tree | Source

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.

Flocking and Prevention
Flocking and Prevention | Source

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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      M K Paul 4 years ago from India

      Thank you

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      Amie Butchko 4 years ago from Warwick, NY

      You always meet the challenge!

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      M K Paul 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Amie, you always inspire me to write something interesting

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      Amie Butchko 4 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Thank you, MK. I feel like you are always looking out for us! Very useful and important topic that could really do some good!