No one wants an accident to happen, but especially around the holidays. With lots of visitors, family gatherings, and extra things on display it should also be a time to think about holiday safety. There are a few things you can do to increase holiday safety around your home.
- Security – The holidays usually see an increase in home burglary and theft. To help protect your home and your assets make sure to keep all doors and windows locked, especially at night and if you will be away from home.
- Travel – If you are planning to travel away from home during the holidays, consider hiring a trustworthy house sitter that can keep an eye on your home while you are out of town.
- Christmas Tree – Real Christmas trees are beautiful and a tradition for many families. To help protect your home from accidental Christmas tree fires be sure to keep your tree watered and don’t let it dry out. Keep your Christmas tree away from heat sources like heater vents.
- Lights – Christmas lights a so much fun and add a beautiful Christmas festivity to your home. Before installing lights plug them in to make sure that all are working and that there are no broken lights. Look at the electrical wires and cord to make sure that nothing is frayed. If putting lights on the Christmas tree check to make sure that the lights don’t get hot to the touch. Lastly, do not overload an outlet.
Following this guide will increase your holiday safety and make for a fun and safe holiday season.