Christmas time is filled with joy, decorations, family, and best of all, the Christmas tree. Generally, people will go out and buy fake trees. But, for those who buy a live tree, there are some things you will need to look out for. Here are a few techniques to avoid water damage and mold damage this holiday season.
For starters, the placement of the tree is important. Flowerpots are a great way to prevent water from leaking into the floor/carpeting. Flowerpots generally have some sort of tray or plate to place beneath them for this. Another good idea for indoor live trees would be simple waterproofing. You can do this with a plastic or a vinyl sheet. Make sure you check this area to ensure no water has leaked. If you do notice a spill, clean is up as soon as possible. Too much water can cause mold and water damage within the floor or carpet. Mold is the last thing you want to deal with, especially around this time of year. Animals can create a lot of spills, especially cats and dogs. If your cat is anything like mine, it’s sitting up in the tree the second you put it up, while the dogs are just running around below. Don’t allow pets to drink this water either – it could be harmful to their health.
Following these simple steps will help in your battle against water damage this season. In any case of water damage, you should contact your local water restoration company for assistance. They will come equipped with all the right tools and certifications to get the job done right the first time around. Happy holidays!!