Christmas is a wonderful time of year, filled with family, fun, magic and – most importantly – presents.
However, the decorations we all put up can pose a significant fire risk when handled incorrectly, so it’s important to do all you can to keep your home as safe from fire as you can throughout the festive period.
Fortunately, we’re here to help you do exactly that.
Join us as we run through three of the most effective ways to keep you and your family safe over the winter break.
Check Your Fire Sprinkler System
If you have a fire sprinkler system set up at your property, it’s important to make sure it’s been ‘winter-proofed’ in advance of the colder weather coming in.
However, to do this effectively, you’ll need to check whether you have a dry pipe system or a wet pipe system set up.
To find out more information about winter-proofing your fire sprinkler system, click here to read our dedicated blog.
Avoid Overstuffing Your Plugs
While Christmas may be known as a time for decorations, fairy lights and automated waving Santa’s, try not to overdo it.
Since your decorations rely on electricity to work, you will end up putting a significant demand on your plugs if you overstuff too many appliances into your sockets.
This, in turn, could raise your fire risk, making it even more important that your sprinkler system is properly set up and working effectively!
Get Merry… But Not Too Merry
Whether it be wine, beer, cider or – the festive favourite – sherry, drinking is a big part of many family’s Christmas celebrations.
However, when it comes to staying safe, it’s important to know your limits. Otherwise, you could not only make a fool of yourself but you could put your family in harm’s way as well.
For instance, if you’re drunk while cooking the Christmas dinner, there’s an increased risk of you making a mistake and causing an unintentional fire.
Therefore, try and save getting too merry with your drinking until you know you can relax a little.
Here at Applications Engineering, we understand the importance of having a fully functioning fire sprinkler system better than most. So, if you need any advice or assistance on getting your system checked before Christmas, get in touch with our team at your earliest convenience.