Safety Tips For Your Christmas Tree
The holidays are officially here and many of you have purchased a Christmas tree. Whether it is real or artificial, you need to take some precautions to ensure that your holiday home is a safe one. Real trees have the highest potential for a fire hazard, but even if you have an artificial Chrismas tree, you still have to be careful.
If you opted for the fabulous fresh pine smell of a real Chrismas tree, here are a few quick tips:
1. Place the Chrismas tree as far from any heat sources as possible. This includes your picturesque fireplace and any heating vents in the floor or wall.
2. Buy a freshly cut tree. I know that some of the big box stores are selling trees that were cut down 2 to 4 weeks ago, so it's better to spend a bit more and get a freshly cut tree.
3. Water your tree regularly and don't let it dry out. Your tree needs to stay moist and green for as long as possible. If you aren't able to easily reach the water reserve area (because of all the gifts!), you can also gently grab the end of the tree branch and pull on it. If quite a few needles fall off, it’s probably time to take your Christmas tree down.
4. When disposing of your tree, please don't burn it! A dry tree blaze is hard to control, and pine generates a lot of creosote that can catch fire. There are safer ways to dispose of your tree including recycling your Christmas tree through the Atlanta "Bring One for the Chipper" event, as well as several other recycling centers around Atlanta.
Hope you spend many evenings gathered around your beautiful (and safe) Christmas tree this holiday season! And if a new home is on your Christmas list this year, please contact us at 404.432.1844. We are always here to help!
Happy, Happy Holidays from the Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group (and our mascot puppy, Duncan!)
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