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Why Fire Safety Matters in Baton Rouge This Holiday Season

The holidays are the perfect time to snuggle up in the comfort of your home. With a warm fire going and presents under the tree, there’s really no better place to be. But, as wonderful as this festive time can be, it’s also one of the worst times to neglect fire safety. You need to be sure that your Baton Rouge home is equipped with an effective fire alarm system. It’s important to be familiar with some of the additional fire hazards that the season can bring as well. Let Custom Security Systems show you how to have a safe, merry Christmas and avoid some costly mistakes.

A Home Fire Alarm System Can Be a Lifesaver

First thing’s first. You need to be sure your Baton Rouge home is protected by a proven fire system. Unfortunately, nearly 80% of all fires occur when those inside the house are asleep. At Custom Security Systems, we take our clients’ safety seriously and provide expert protection all year round. We offer plans that detect heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide 24/7, giving you peace of mind whether you’re at home or out and about.

Your Custom Security System links your home to our monitoring station, where we’re always ready to get in touch with the nearest fire department should the need arise. In the case of a fire, speed matters. We’re always on call—even on holidays—to make sure your home is safe.

And this peace of mind isn’t just limited to your family but your furry family members as well. If a fire starts in your home when you aren’t there, we’ll notify the fire department and you will receive an alert as well. So you can feel better knowing that someone is watching over your pets even when you’re out.

What You Can Do to Make Your Christmas Safer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but sadly it can also be one of the most dangerous when it comes to a fire. Here are some things to look out for to keep spirits safe and bright.

  • Christmas Trees. They bring joy into our homes and really set the Christmas mood each year. But a dry tree can be flammable. So check on your tree regularly, give it plenty of water, and ensure it isn’t drying out. And artificial trees can have their own issues as well. Make sure it’s made of flame-resistant or flame-retardant material before making your selection. Also, lower your risk by keeping your Christmas tree away from sources of heat, such as fireplaces, stoves, ovens, and heaters.
  • Candles. A candlelit evening seems like the perfect way to brighten up your holiday festivities. But, they can also prove to be a huge hazard. From 2012 to 2014, candles caused 1200 fires in homes across the U.S. If you plan to light candles, never let them out of sight and keep them away from flammable materials and little ones. Also, be sure that you can get to your fire extinguisher quickly if needed.
  • Electronic Devices. It’s always exciting to find the latest gadgets and toys under the tree. But many devices these days use rechargeable batteries that need to be plugged into an outlet. And, when these batteries malfunction or overcharge, they can become incredibly hot and start fires. Remember to always keep devices and toys within view while they charge.

Enjoy Enhanced Protection This Christmas With a Custom Security Systems Fire Alarm System in Your Baton Rouge Home

There’s no place like home for the holidays, so let us keep your Baton Rouge home safe with a dependable fire alarm system and our monitoring services. Give us a call at 225-927-5535 or make an appointment for a free quote. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday from everyone at Custom Security Systems.