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Holiday Home Safety Tips

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), each year, fires occurring during the holiday season injure up to 2,000 individuals, and cause over $500 million in damage. The truth is; most of these fires can be avoided by following a few simple steps to ensure your home and family remains safe this holiday season.

We have put together a helpful checklist of fire safety tips to ensure your home and your family remains safe during this holiday season. For more home safety tips please visit our website at and for additional holiday safety tips please visit Internachi’s website at

Fire Safety Checklist

Outdoor Fire Safety

  • Make sure all outdoor electrical outlets have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
  • All outdoor electrical outlets should have weather proof covers.
  • There should be no exposed wiring, damaged or defective outlets.
  • Limit extension cord usage. All cords need to be exterior rated with proper grounds and no damage to the cord(s).
  • Do not overload circuits. (Click Here For More Information on Circuit Breaker Inspections)

Indoor Fire Safety

  • Make sure all trees and plants are fresh and are placed away from heat sources and electrical outlets.
  • Inspect all light strands to ensure there are no broken bulbs, exposed wires or shorts in the line.
  • Use only non-flammable decorations. All decorations should be non-flammable or flame-retardant and placed away from heat vents.
  • Do not overload circuits. (Click Here For More Information on Circuit Breaker Safety)
  • Ensure there are a proper number of smoke detectors in the home and they are operating properly with fresh batteries.
  • Have an updated fire extinguisher in the home.

Inspector Qualifications Matter

Did you know?

Many home inspectors have a home inspection license without any formal education? It's true! When licensing in the state of Florida became mandatory as of July 1, 2012 anyone who was conducting business as a home inspector was "Grandfathered" into the system as a licensed home inspector.

The inspectors at Florida Inspection Services have qualifications that go way beyond the minimum Florida State requirements

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