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3 Holiday Fire Hazards To Avoid

Baltimore fire damage restorationWith all the excitement of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about common fire hazards that can seriously damage your property. ServiceMaster of Baltimore wants to help keep you safe this holiday season by sharing the top three fire hazards that occur around the holidays, and how to avoid them.

Cooking And Baking

No winter holiday is complete without enjoying some delicious, home-cooked food. In order to do that, we use our stoves and ovens more than usual. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are high on the list of peak times for home cooking fires, so it’s important to be extra careful in the kitchen during this time of year. 

You’ll want to avoid creating fire hazards in the kitchen by keeping the clutter to a minimum and making sure there aren’t any flammable items near the stove and oven, including towels, recipe books, or grocery bags. Be sure to clean up as you go, too. If you’re cooking a holiday dinner, wipe up any grease or spills as they occur. And of course, never leave a hot oven or stove unoccupied.


We tend to light more candles during the winter months, especially around the holidays. However, with all of the decorations used this time of year, candles become a significant fire hazard, making them one of the leading causes of house fires. 

The best way to avoid a candle fire is to eliminate the flame all together, by opting to use electric candles. You can even purchase electric menorahs and kinaras. If you choose to use traditional candles this year, be sure to keep them at least one foot away from your decorations (especially your Christmas tree), curtains, and any other items that can catch fire. Never leave candles unattended and always remember to blow them out when you go to bed or leave the house.

Christmas Trees

No Christmas holiday is complete without the ambiance of a glowing Christmas tree, whether it’s decorating your home or your office. Regardless of whether you choose a real or fake tree for the holidays, the fire hazard they create remains the same. 

If you choose a real tree, you can avoid a fire hazard by remembering to water it regularly so that it doesn’t dry out. But whether it’s real or fake, you’ll need to be mindful of where you place your tree inside, as you’ll want to keep it away from any heating vents, fireplaces, or candles. When decorating your tree, you’ll want to not only make sure that all of the bulbs on the light strings are working and secure, but that the cords are not worn or broken. 

24/7 Fire Damage Services

ServiceMaster of Baltimore knows that experiencing a fire is devastating, and dealing with the cleanup can be overwhelming. We’re not only known for our speed, but the consistency of our work, and high standards of service. 

If you have to deal with a fire at your home or office this holiday season, or any time of year, call us at 410-780-1700 for emergency service.

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