From your friends at Paul Davis, we wish you all the best this holiday season. Nothing would make us happier during the rest of this year and next than to not see the consequences of home fires that typically peak around the holidays. Extra care and safety at home can take a back seat during holiday festivities, so here are a few bits of home safety wisdom to practice and pass on to employees, customers, friends and neighbours.

Forgotten candles at bedtime soar during the year-end holidays. December is always the peak month for candle fires, and one-third start in a bedroom when a forgotten candle is left burning. Older holiday lights and heating sources positioned too close often spark a too-dry holiday tree to flame. While not the most frequent holiday fire, ornamental tree fires can cause significant damage and are more deadly. Kitchen fires naturally are a big holiday issue, since more and larger meal prep takes place over a greater time span. The hustle and bustle of gathering family and friends is also a dangerous distraction to those cooking. Overloaded electrical outlets, fireplace fires and longer-running heating systems round out frequent causes of holiday fire dangers. So we encourage everyone to keep these fire threats in mind and be overly sensitive to them this year. Recovering from fire damage is no easy task. Your local Paul Davis company has experts available 24/7 to evaluate damage and restore property and belongings. For more information, visit