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Home Depot Keeps You Safe With Holiday Preparation

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It's time to prep for the holiday season and Home Depot wants to help you stay safe.  Before you start putting up decorations and filling your home with loved ones, you need to ward off the cold.

"One of the biggest things for me during the holiday season is staying warm, especially with as cold as it's been the last few days.  A couple of things you can do with your heaters to be safe is, number one, you want to know the area that it's going in.  Keep it at least three feet away from anything that is going to catch on fire or can burn.  Another thing you want to do, you want to want to make sure that you turn it off before you go to bed or before you leave the house," said Patrick Muzi, the Merchandising Assistant Store Manager.

You also want to make sure your smoke detectors are up to date with fresh batteries.  With your house filling up, it's important to make sure the kids are safe around the house.

"One of the things you can do is putting in tamper-resistant outlet.  What these do is they actually have a built in shutter so they will allow a plug to be admitted into them but they will not foreign objects to be in there so that will protect your little ones from shock or burn," said Muzi.

As the lights go up, it's crucial to use the right tools.

"When you're putting up your holiday decorations outside, all of your lights or decorations in the yard, you want to make sure you're using extension cords that are rated for outdoor use," said Muzi.

Finally, you need a tree and it's important to plan ahead.

"First off, that starts at home.  Look at the area you're going to put the tree in.  Make sure you're not putting your Christmas Tree where there are heat registers or drafts that are going to help dry out the tree," said Muzi.

If you still have questions, there are plenty of places to get decoration answers.

"During the holiday season, we just want to make sure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.  Follow the guidelines.  If you have questions, there's a lot of resources out there that you can either look up, HomeDepot.com, you can also come to us and we'll help you have a safe holiday season," said Muzi.

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