Have a safe holiday with these Thanksgiving home safety tips.
Thanksgiving is almost here (a week away!) and, if you’re hosting, then you may already have some food in stock and the fine china pulled out. Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks for all of the blessings in your life, as well as spending quality time with family. However, as you prepare for the big meal, ensure that your holiday runs smoothly without any home mishaps.
Check out these Thanksgiving home safety tips so that you can enjoy the day!
Keep Pets and Children Out of the Kitchen
Both kids and pets are curious creatures. However, with so many kitchen dangers, it’s best that they say out of this area on Thanksgiving. From hot liquids to sharp tools, there is a lot of possibility for serious injury. As an extra safety precaution, keep dangerous items out of reach, just in case prying hands or paws make it into the kitchen.
Practice Fire Safety
With hot stoves and ovens, there’s an increased risk of fire. Ensure that you take the necessary precautions to reduce your risk for a kitchen blaze, such as not wearing loose clothing while cooking, never leaving the oven and stovetop unattended, and keeping candles out of reach of children. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand for added safety.
Leave Your Home Safe
If you’re heading out of town for the weekend, remember to lock all of the doors and windows before you go and leave lights on a timer to make it look like you’re home. Avoid leaving messages on your phone answering machine that lets callers know you’ll be away, and remove the key that’s hiding under the plant pot – you’re not fooling anyone with that hiding place.
Ensure that your holiday runs smoothly. Take extra safety precautions, and invest in the right homeowners insurance. Chambers & Company Insurance Brokers has you covered. Contact us for all your personal and commercial insurance needs.