Christmas Tree Safety: The Dangers of Your Christmas Tree and How to Minimize the Risk 

Mother holding her kid on shoulders to decorate the Christmas tree.

Christmas trees are a beautiful tradition, but they are also very dangerous. They can be a place for children to fall, a place for animals to become trapped, and a spot where electric cords could be exposed. That’s why it’s important to place your tree safely and securely within the home so you can enjoy the holiday season without worry.  

Take a look at these insights that will help you minimize the risk involved with a Christmas tree while keeping your family safe and sound throughout the holidays. 

What are the Dangers of a Christmas tree? 

When you think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Christmas tree. The tree is a tradition that has been around for centuries, but it is important to know that the tree can be a bit of a problem. The tree can be:  

  • A fire hazard if it isn’t treated properly.  
  • A suffocation risk if you have small children in the house—make sure that the tree is the appropriate height for your child. If you have a small child, keep the tree at a height that is no higher than two feet.  
  • A fire hazard if it’s not kept away from heat sources. Additionally, it should be watered frequently so it doesn’t dry out. 

How to Minimize Risks Involved with Your Christmas Tree 

When choosing a Christmas tree, you need to make sure that you choose one that is well-maintained and has been properly dried out—without looking like kindling.  

You should also make sure that the tree is not too large. It should be between six and ten feet tall, and when you buy the tree, make sure that you wrap it in a plastic bag so that it’s safe in transit to your home.  

 Finally, you should secure the tree as tightly in the tree stand as possible. If you have an older tree stand that isn’t very tight, you should buy a new one before setting up the tree and decorating. 

Reach Out to Cormarc Insurance for Home Insurance and Christmas Tree Safety Tips 

Reach out to our team at Cormarc Insurance for more information on homeowner’s insurance and Christmas tree safety. We’re happy to help when you have questions or concerns. We also want you to be covered and have peace of mind in your own home this holiday season. 

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