Minimizing The Clean Up of a Live Christmas Tree

Minimizing The Clean Up of a Live Christmas Tree

The holiday is over and now that not so fun part begins. Clean up is never fun especially when it comes to the well- loved Christmas tree.

It’s tree removal time. Removing a dried out Christmas tree can be a cleaning disaster. It’s better for the tree to make a clean exit before it withers. A tree can drink a gallon of water per day, so make sure the stand reservoir is adequately depleted. Over time, the tree may stop taking water. When this happens, it is best to take down the decorations and get ready for removal. Hiding a tree disposal bag under the tree skirt can make it easier to get the tree out to the curb. Some people find that clipping off the branches and removing them in a stack, is cleaner than trying to navigate a full-sized tree through small doorways and across several rooms.

A Dried out Christmas tree is the leading cause of holiday fires. If you enjoyed your tree over the holidays, don’t let avoiding the clean-up put you at risk of a New Year Disaster. Take steps ahead of time to plan for a quick exit or at a minimum discontinue the use of lights. In colder climates, household heat can also cause your tree to dry out faster and put you at risk.

Start your new year off right. Once the holiday clean-up is done, why not consider an Insurance Review. Maybe you feel your paying too much for your insurance or maybe your unhappy with your current agent? It’s a New Year, make a fresh start. Give C.H. Edwards, Inc. a call and let one of our Insurance Specialist review your policy with you to make sure that you are getting what you want and need. Call us at 516-249-5200. Visit our website 24hrs. a day at . Not sure who C.H. Edwards, Inc. is visit our Facebook age at

Happy New Year from the Management and staff of C.H. Edwards, Inc., a family owned and operated Independent Insurance Agency in Farmingdale, New York.

Written by: Denise Visco

Tips to Staying Safe, New Years 2015!

Tips to Staying Safe, New Years 2015!

With the New Year approaching, you might be planning on celebrating with friends and family. Whether you are celebrating at a house party with friends and family, or out at a city-sponsored event, taking some precautions will ensure that everyone enjoys their celebrations safely.

Traveling: If you are traveling, don’t drink and drive. If you have a friend who does not drink, ask them to be the designated driver. When you are driving be alert and aware of your surroundings. New Year 2015 formed from sparking digits over black background

Celebrating with Alcohol: If you are going to be celebrating with alcohol it is important to have a full stomach before drinking. Alternate drinks to stay hydrated, such as drinking juice, water or soda in between consuming alcoholic beverages.

Being in a crowd of people: If you are going to be in a crowd of people it is important to distant yourself from people who are being out of control or are intoxicated.

If you are hosting a party: If you are hosting a party call a cab company and book rides for your guests in advance. Knowing that all your guests got home safely leaves less stress and responsibility on you.

If you have pets: If you have pets it is important to show them extra attention. Loud noises can scare pets and make them panic and run. Keep pets in a comfortable room with soft music playing too drowned out any unusual noises.

Start 2015 of right and be safe while celebrating. C.H. Edwards, Inc. is here to answer any questions about any possible claims. Just give us a call at (516) 249-5200.

Happy New Years from the management and staff here at C.H. Edwards!

Written by: Amanda Haase