Very few things are as unique to the winter holiday season as the custom of decorating your home and yard.
Findings from a 2010 ESFI consumer survey indicate that more than 80% of Americans decorate their homes as part of their winter holiday celebrations. Almost two-thirds of respondents use electric lights in their indoor decorating scheme, while more than half use lighted decorations outside their homes. More than 70% of those who decorate their homes for the holiday utilize at least one extension cord.
ESFI provides these easy safety tips to help you prevent serious electrical and fire hazards while decorating your home and yard this season:
Check out ESFI's Top 10 Holiday Safety Tips for illustrated holiday safety reminders!
Additional information about Fire Safety, Entertaining Safety, Children's Safety, and safety-related Holiday Gifts can be found in the 2012 Holiday Survival Guide and throughout the Holiday Safety section of the website.