UK Christmas World's Christmas Tree Safety Tips
When it comes to Christmas trimming the Christmas tree is a traditional holiday pastime. However, if they are not properly looked after, Christmas trees can actually be a serious danger. We have put together the following tips to consider when selecting and caring for your Christmas tree this season.
Choosing a real Christmas tree to buy this season make sure to take a look at the needles. Brown or frail needles are a sign that the tree is no good. Consider looking for a different one. To test the needles for freshness simply bend one or two needles in half to see their flexibility. Look to see if the needles bounce back into shape.
Place your newly acquired Christmas tree in a sturdy tree stand and fill with water to help keep the tree fresh. Giving the tree plenty of water not only keeps the tree fresh, it also stops the tree from drying out. Dry trees a very vulnerable to catching fire.
Avoid placing open lit flames such as candles anywhere near the Christmas tree.
Placing the fairy lights on the tree is the most exciting, however before you put the lights on the tree, make sure to look at every bulb. If there seems to be anything out of the ordinary then avoid this set and replace with another one.
When decorating the inside of your home you need make sure that you use only those lights listed for indoor use. A UK Christmas World top tip, make sure to unplug all Christmas lights before you go to bed or leave your home.
When your tree comes to the end of it's life cycle, it is important to notice the signs right away. When the tree begins to shed its needles it is time to safely remove it from your home. As mentioned before, a dry tree is very vulnerable to catching fire. A dried out tree should not be left in a garage, porch or hallway. The tree needs to be correctly disposed of. Visit your local council website for full instructions on disposal.