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Tis the Season: Christmas Trees and Your Forest Hills Rental Property

Forest Hills Resident Hanging an Ornament on the Christmas TreeThe Christmas season is a chapter of the year that gets families closely with social gatherings, beautiful gifts, and twinkling lights. But a lot of people believe that seasonal decorations are not complete without the much-awaited goodly Christmas tree, complete with lights and ornaments. Forest Hills rental property owners can tell that tenants are no different and that a Christmas tree is really an indispensable part of their holiday celebrations.

While decorations are not typically deemed as the cause of adversity, Christmas trees are because of their extremely flammable nature. When mixed with electrical sparks or overheating cords, a dry Christmas tree could turn into a roaring house fire in less than a minute. As said by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires started by Christmas trees average 200 per year. Every year, these fires cause an average of $14.8 million in property damage, 16 injuries, and 6 deaths.

Being the property owner, it is high-priority to get through basic fire safety tips to your renters before the holiday season attains. Even though prohibiting Christmas trees totally is most likely not a route, there are to some extent safeguards your tenants can do to make sure that your rental home is sound and safe from the risk of fire.

The American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) shows different ways of safety precautions that can sizably ease the peril of your tree catching fire. These precautions include:

  • Secure a fresh (real) tree or an artificial tree. Fresh trees are more reliable because of their inherent fire resistance. Artificial trees are also more dependable than real trees because they won’t dry out over time.
  • Water your fresh tree consistently. Fresh trees should be watered steadily and discarded soon after the holiday or the minute that the needles begin to drop.
  • Lay down your tree far from heat sources and open flames, including fireplaces, candles and heat vents.
  • Utilize safety-tested lights and throw out any damaged light sets.
  • Turn off the Christmas tree lights prior to going to bed or when exiting the home. Leaving the lights on all night or while away increases your risk of fire.
  • Always bring the latest fire extinguisher nearby in case that sparks or flames do appear.

Disseminating these Christmas tree safety tips with your tenants in Forest Hills can defend your rental households and relief everybody adores a safe and peaceful holiday. With Real Property Management Innovation always on your side, we can establish that these safety precautions are taught to your renters and that all holiday decorations meet basic safety guidelines. For more details about our full-service property management services, please contact us online or call us at 516-570-9275.

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