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Christmas Trees Can Cause Water Damage to Your Cranberry, PA Home

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water spilled on a wood floor Christmas trees can cause water damage to carpet or hardwood flooring.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Your home is beautifully decorated, the lights are twinkling, the stockings are hung with care, and you carefully selected a beautiful Christmas tree as the centerpiece of it all. While live Christmas trees are festive and beautiful, they can cause damage to your home if they aren’t properly cared for.

Christmas trees, if not watered well, are a fire hazard. To prevent fires this season, make sure to fill up the base of the tree stand with water and check it daily to make sure it doesn’t try out. Also, watch for signs of drying, like needles falling off, or the tree changing color to a light brown. Finally, be cautious not to place the tree near any potential ignition sources, such as poor wiring, faulty lights, or a heat source such as an open flame or space heater.

Christmas trees can also cause water damage to carpet or hardwood flooring. It takes very little water to cause water damage, and even less to allow mold to grow. Often, people place a tree skirt over the water pan of their tree. If it seems that you are continually filling up the pan, it’s likely there is a leak. If you think there may be a leak, look under the tree/tree skirt for signs of damage.

If you experience fire or water damage to your Cranberry, PA home this holiday season, rest assured that SERVPRO of Crawford / NE Venango Counties has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. We‘re highly trained water damage specialists and are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We are prepared to handle any size disaster, from damaged flooring from a Christmas tree to a flooded basement.

Give us a call at (814) 350-7651 or visit our website!

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