The holidays are just around the corner and with them bring lights, trees and decorations.
It may seem important to get those lights up in time for the season, but experts say it's more essential to do it safely.
With all the cooking, decorating and putting up those stubborn Christmas lights, it may be challenging to keep in mind the dangers of the holiday season.
But we talked to an expert who says it's important to slow down and make sure you use caution while decorating, so that you and you're family can have a fun and safe holiday.
There are plenty of safety tips specific to the holiday season.
One bright idea is to avoid plugging in too many lights into the same outlet, for it could cause an electrical fire inside your house.
Same thing goes for the lights outside of your home, also make sure you have the correct extension cord for those long distances.
As beautiful as they are, Christmas trees themselves can also be a possible hazard.
Head of Electronics of Home Depot, John Bennett said, “One thing you got to worry about is with your tree, if you get a fresh tree, even though you have your heaters on it will dry your tree out, so you need to make sure you keep enough water in the base for the tree so it doesn't get dried out from the lights so i doesn't catch on fire inside your house.”
More Christmas tree safety tips are to make sure to securely wire your tree to a nearby wall, and to keep decorations far from your heaters and away from the ground, avoiding small children or pets.
When you're preparing your home for the holiday season be sure to keep these safety tips in mind.
It's also important to remember to check your smoke detector batteries before you start all your decorating this year.