Holiday Hazards

Filled with love, warmth, and a magical spirit, the holidays are considered the most wonderful time of the year—but in the blink of an eye, they can easily become the most dangerous. 

From big turkey dinners to decorative lights, many holiday customs can be hazardous to you, your family, and your home. Each year, our team responds to various post-holiday disasters and works to restore fire damage, mold damage, water damage, and beyond—so we thought we’d speak from our experience and share some expertise so that you can safely enjoy the holidays. 

Below, the experts of Archuleta Restoration & Remodel outline a multitude of holiday hazards, what causes them, and who to turn to if you find yourself a victim.

Cooking Fires

Comprised of elaborate turkeys and multiple sides, it’s no surprise that the National Fire Protection Association ranks Thanksgiving as the number one day for home cooking fires. From frying turkeys and oven fires to use of multiple outlets and burners, Thanksgiving dinners can quite literally turn up the heat for homeowners, causing raging grease fires and devastating damage. 

Snow Build-Up

During the winter season, New Mexico looks forward to snowy weather, but the weather outside can be frightful—literally—and damaging to the roof of your home! Whether you receive a sprinkle of snow or a blizzard, melting snow can infiltrate into the structure of your roof and cause rotting, mold, mildew, and damage. 

Decoration Danger

As Thanksgiving passes and we enter December, it’s time to deck the halls! From Christmas trees and train sets to outside blow-ups and lights, decorations are part of what make the holiday season so special—but sometimes this can come with a cost. Leaving tree lights on for hours, stockings over the fireplace, or a spark shortage in lights are just some of the many ways holiday decorations can potentially lead to a massive house fire. 

Holiday Hazard? Trust Archuleta Restoration & Remodel

Whether you experience a cooking fire, decoration disaster fire, or mold from melting snow this holiday season—Archuleta Restoration & Remodel is here for you! Combining our unmatched expertise with a dedication to you, we’ll restore your home and its safety. 

Enjoy the holidays, and give us a call at (505) 473-2848 if you’re in need of restoration and remodeling services in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, or anywhere in New Mexico.