As the nights…and days…grow colder across the country, people begin to fire up their furnaces and space heaters.
However, an unfortunate side effect to heating our homes is the increase in house fires.
According to the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA), December, January and February are the most hazardous months of the year; with most house fires taking place during this time.
Outdoor Christmas lights can light up your home – and your mood – for the holidays, but they can also pose a risk if basic precautions are ignored.
Each year, fires caused from electrical issues result in millions of dollars worth of damage, not to mention the death that can very often occur.
And while outdoor displays aren’t nearly as combustible as Christmas trees can be, it’s still important to follow some basic guidelines to minimize the risk of fire from outdoor Christmas lights.
Power outages can occur for numerous reasons, ranging from a fallen tree to a natural disaster or routine repair work. There are approximately 100,000 thunderstorms each year in the United States that can lead to a loss of electricity. If your power goes out, remember to check if it’s affecting the whole grid, and contact your electric company for more information. Regardless of why it goes out, it’s always best to have a plan in place.
Foundation issues can be some of the hardest and most expensive home problems to fix—not to mention the most dangerous. After all, your entire house rests on its foundation. As such, a foundation issue can potentially affect numerous other parts of your home as well. To prevent damage from occurring to your home’s foundation—and, as a result, the walls, roof, doors, windows, and other areas of your home—you must take a proactive approach. Here are some effective ways to prevent home foundation issues before they occur.
Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun. But putting everything away once the holiday has passed?
Not so much.
One way to make the chore of taking down holiday decor less of a pain is to have functional and easy-to-use storage options that will keep those decorative items clean and looking like new year after year.
Check out these cheap, 7 holiday decoration storage ideas and have a plan in place now so that next year, decorating and “un-decorating” will be a breeze.