Holiday Home Safety Tips for a Smooth Celebration
Home holiday safety begins and ends with proper safety precautions. If you do not partake in the essential safety measures, you leave your home vulnerable to harm. We want to ensure your holiday season is both memorable and safe, which is why we have gathered these important home holiday safety tips:
- Fire hazards are heightened during this time, as your home illuminates with holiday decorations and lights. It is important that you make sure that all lights used on the exterior of your home are intended for outdoor use and that you do not connect more than three strands of holiday lights together. Likewise, make sure to never connect two extension cords together.
- As pleasant as the holiday scented candles make your home smell, they pose unique fire hazards, especially when left unattended. Make sure to only display candles in populated areas of the home and blow them out when leaving the room.
- When spreading holiday cheer by placing presents under the tree, make sure to choose the perfect tree that is fresh and ready to withstand the entire month. You want a tree that is fresh and does not have needles flaking off to ensure safety. Be sure to quench your tree’s thirst each day.
- Since the fire will be roasting, the oven will be baking, and the lights and candles will be illuminating, it is imperative that you have your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors checked to ensure they are properly functioning. In order for these devices to do their job, they must have a charged battery.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We encourage you to follow these home holiday safety tips to ensure a pleasant and smooth holiday season! Contact Lofgren Agency for all of your New York homeowner’s insurance needs.