A Tree could have Saved a Family

Recently, an electrical failure set ablaze a dry, 15-foot-tall Christmas tree which spread onto the mansion in Annapolis area and killed six people. The mansion was owned by Sandra and Don Pyle and as a practice they loved to extend Christmas for their grandchildren, which unfortunately became a cause of their death. Fire Chief Allan Graves said at the news conference that the involvement of the Christmas tree explained the heavy fire conditions.

Deputy Chief Scott Hoglander added that the fuel load from the Christmas tree itself, which was lit most of the time, created the significant amount of fire and heat to cause the fire and its rapid spread. There are many incidents across the country which takes place similar to this incident. Either fires start through the trees or the trees contribute to the rapid spread of the fire. These incidents can be stopped by bringing in fire-resistant artificial trees.

In a bid to stop these unfortunate incidents and to lessen the threats of fire outbreak and spread through artificial trees, ThermaLeaf has introduced fire-retardant faux trees. The branches and leaves of our artificial trees make use of fire resistant chemicals which make them absolutely safe during fire outbreaks. These silk trees do not aid in spread of fire during an outbreak due to their special properties and hence ensure complete safety of house and lives.

According to the investigation in the Annapolis mansion fire the home didn't have sprinklers, which is a requirement in every Maryland home. According to the experts, the sprinklers provide extra seconds to escape the house. Perhaps, if there was a fire-resistant artificial tree in the house, it could have provided some more valuable seconds to the family to escape and maybe some lives would have been saved.

5 Plants that will lighten up your Living Room

Interior decoration can be a really daunting task. It’s no mean feat to come up with a scintillating living room that will reflect your lifestyle perfectly. Choosing the perfect silk plants that will match your taste as well as your interiors can be trivial even for experts. However, before you proceed to pick up colors that will blend well in your interiors, make sure that the artificial plants you bring home are fire retardant. This is one of the most neglected aspects of home decoration as people opt for perfect size, shape and color rather that emphasizing on safety. There are large varieties of fire retardant artificial plants available which are absolutely safe in case of fire breakout. 

Once the safety aspect of your living room is assured, consider the following faux plants that go well with every living room. 

English Ivy – English Ivy is one of the most versatile vine plants around. With a refreshing aura and deep green or variegated leaves, artificial English Ivy plants are one of the all-time favorite interiors plants.

Philodendron – Due to its adorable heart-shaped leaves, Philodendrons look perfect near any entrance. It’s beautiful color and rejuvenating persona creates a classic effect for any room. 

Snake Plant – Succulents are extremely preferable when it comes to decorating indoors. Artificial snake plants with sword-shaped leaves look stunning and complements any type of setting. 

Diffenbachia – The canelike stem and lifelike foliage of artificial Diffenbachia creates an extremely wonderful texture any setting. The large green and white leaves of Diffenbachia will provide a wonderful tropical look to your living room.

Dracaena – Dracaena is yet another plant which is most commonly found in any living room. Its yellow and green stripped leaves on an upright stem provide a stunning touch to any living room.

No matter what style or color your living room boasts of, these five silk plants are perfectly suited for any space.