Christmas should be a time of celebration. It is the season to be jolly; a perfect excuse for families to come together and enjoy themselves. Sadly, Christmas is often far from a happy occasion – because of a fire. The risks of fire can increase over the festive period.
Nationwide Water Solutions, the UK’s top sprinkler tank specialist, says: “Unfortunately, lives are often lost at this time of year. Fires in the home, in particular, are a threat. The loss of a loved one is devastating at any time of the year but a death at Christmas often leads to years of unhappy – not jolly – festive seasons.
“If you don’t want your thoughts to be focused on a tragedy, take on board our Christmas fire safety advice.”
Top 5 fire safety tips for a happy Christmas
- Don’t leave candles unattended or near fabrics. This includes curtains.
- Check fairy lights and other festive electrical items are in good condition before plugging them in. If you are not sure, don’t risk it. Invest in new items from a reputable source. Christmas trees pose a real danger in the home as well as business premises. Make sure there is nothing on your tree that will set it alight.
- Ensure chimneys are clear of debris. Make sure yours is swept professionally.
- Be careful not to allow a build-up of waste in your home. Discard wrapping paper and cardboard effectively.
Sprinkler tank expert
Beefing up your fire safety? If you are planning to install automatic sprinklers, invest in a sprinkler tank. For a free site survey, visit Nationwide Water Solutions. We cover the whole of the UK and supply and install sprinkler tanks capable of storing up to 2 million litres of water.