Unplug light strands before replacing any bulbs. Review the original package to verify proper wattage and voltage.
Replace light strand fuses with the same exact rated fuse. Consult the specifications. Do not exceed the allowed number of connected strands.
Never use electric lights or decorative ornaments on a metallic tree. Consider using colored spotlights instead.
Consider the kitchen table as a location when using a candle. Use a sturdy, heatproof container away from anything combustible including flower arrangements. Never leave a candle burning alone and never leave children alone with candles or matches. Candles can start fires and the hot wax can burn skin. If you ever get a burn use Aloe Vera gel, it works wonders! * Adult Note: Be extra careful when mixing romance and candles, I’ve rewired a home that was totally destroyed due to an unstable candle on a nightstand. Have fun but be Safe!
Dispose of fireplace ashes into a metal container with a lid until cold and place the container on bricks or on a heatproof surface. It could take several hours for coals to go out. Christmas vacations have been ruined when guests put ashes in a grocery bag and placed the bag on a wood deck which caught the deck on fire and the burned the home.
After parties, check around and under sofa and chair cushions for smoldering
cigarettes. (Provide lots of good size ash trays for those who need a
smoke.) Carbon Monoxide Detectors will help alert you and your family and are recommended for your home.
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