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Christmas tree and holiday candle fire safety tips

Posted at Dec 14, 2020

Public adjusters can help if you experience a fire - SOURCE: FEMA.govHoliday decorations are on display at homes and businesses throughout the country, which means the risk of fire has gone up.

Whether you have candles, holiday lights, or a Christmas tree is is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent fire from damaging or destroying your property.

Unfortunately, fires do happen. If you do experience a fire that requires you to file a property insurance claim be sure to contact Sill, the leading public adjusting firm in the country. 

Our team of experts can help you to settle your claim faster, and for a much larger settlement amount from your insurance company just by working with us.

The United States Fire Administration has some important tips that could help you to avoid a costly fire during the holiday season.

  • Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable
  • Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear
  • Don't link more than three strands of holiday lights
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles
  • Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits
  • Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry

Christmas trees are known to cause hundreds of fires each year. Sometimes it is caused by an electrical short, of from being too close to open flames or candles. In other cases a tree that hasn't been watered properly can quickly erupt into flames.


If you experience a fire that requires you to file a property insurance claim you may be faced with some additional stress this holiday season.

Sill public adjusters can help you by stepping in to handle all aspects of your claim. Our clients receive a much larger claim settlement from their insurance company when they hire Sill.

Our team of licensed insurance experts can review your policy to look for additional coverages, and ensure you get the settlement value you are entitled to in the event of a fire.

Our public adjusters will document all damage to your property, including all contents, and if the fire happens at a place of business our forensic accountants may be able to help you recoup any lost revenue.

Our team can also help you reach a settlement in your claim much faster.

Get the help you deserve during an insurance property loss by emailing info@sill.com or by calling 800-524-0006.

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