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Owner Tips : Home Holiday Safety!

There are many advantages to owning real estate in Destin and Northwest Florida. One you don’t often consider, however, is how delightful it is that your holiday decor never gets buried in snow! But those tiny twinkle lights come with a big responsibility – safety!

Let’s be honest, a fire in your recently purchased Gulf Coast home would not exactly be the answer to your Christmas wish. But, luckily, home holiday safety is easily achieved. Your first step is to drag out all of your Christmas decor from storage. Your next step is to untangle all those darn lights. As you work, check the cords to make sure there is no breakage or fraying in any of the strands. Plug in each string of lights to make sure they work and that there is no popping or electrical sparks generated by them. If there are, toss the strand and replace them. Also, remember to not plug more than three strands of lights or other holiday decor into a single extension cord.

Did you purchase a home in Northwest Florida with a fireplace? Congratulations! The weather probably isn’t frightful, but everyone find a fire delightful during the holidays. Make sure yours is clean and in good repair before throwing on the yule log.

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