Tips to Help Minimize the Chances of a House Fire This Holiday Season

At Boss Insurance Agency, serving the greater Kingwood, TX area, we have seen many house fires happen during the holiday season. As such, we are offering tips that can help you to minimize the chances of your home going up in flames this holiday season. 

Tips to Minimize the Chances of a House Fire

Keep Your Tree Hydrated

One of the most common reasons for house fires during the holiday season is that trees get dried out, and then warm lights can ignite a flame. If you decide to get a real tree, always ensure the tree stays hydrated. If the tree is drying out, avoid using the lights on the tree. 

Ensure You Do Not Overload Your Electric System

Electrical fires are also common this time of year. You are plugging more things into your electrical system, including holiday lights, inflatables, trees, and other decorations. It is easy to overload your electrical system. Be mindful of what you plug in, and if you are setting up an extravagant holiday display, contact an electrician to ensure your electrical system can handle the new load. 

Blow Candles Out  

You may host many holiday parties with friends and family during the holiday season, and you want your home to look and smell its best. As such, you may light some scented candles. Always be sure to blow these candles out at the end of the night. 

Get or Update Insurance Coverage For Your Home

These tips can help to minimize the chances of a house fire happening this holiday season, but you cannot prevent every house fire. This is why it is so important to have home insurance that you can trust and rely on. Here at Boss Insurance Agency, serving the greater Kingwood, TX region, we can help you find a policy that will cover you should the unexpected happen. Give us a call now to obtain estimates for a home insurance policy.