Home Safety for the Holiday Season
Winter is a wonderful time of the year. It marks the beginning of many holidays deep with tradition and meaning. As you gather with family and friends this holiday season, it will become extremely important for safety to be a priority. After all, no one wants to have the season ruined because of an injury. Creative planning and good home care can keep these moments from happening to you.
Having a fire in the background during holiday events creates a time of memory.
- Real Christmas trees need to be watered on a regular basis. The Christmas tree will dry out quickly unless it is watered every day. This keeps the tree from drying out and minimizes the fire danger.
- Candles are the centerpiece of every holiday creation. Candles have many functions during the holiday season. Make sure to place candles at a safe distance from any material that can on fire. Should you leave the room for a length of time, blow it out.
- Lights add to the moment and create the special mood. A broken light can cause a short in the line and overheat to start a fire. Inspect the lights and keep them in good working order during the holiday season.
- The fireplace keeps the room warm and inviting. Place a cage around the fireplace to keep logs from rolling out and sparks from landing on people gathered around it.
Tending to Guests
An open home that is set up for guests is always a welcoming memory.
- Keep the home lit with strategically placed lights. Place the lights in bathrooms, near staircases, and in rooms where there are a lot of tripping hazards.
- Give each room a decluttering moment. Guests are not going to be familiar with the layout of your home. By keeping it clear of clutter, you can keep them from injury.
- Have defined boundaries so people know where they can go in your home. The last thing you want to have happen is a guest wander into a hazard area and get hurt.
Cooking the Food
Food is a big part of the holiday season, so make sure you're following these tips:
- Keep distractions to a minimum by having enough adult supervision around while you cook.
- Food poisoning has a way of spoiling the party. Check the dates of all the food you are planning to serve. Keep the food stored correctly until you are ready to prepare or serve, so it does not spoil during the process.
- Shut down all the burners and the oven when the cooking is done. A burner or oven left on can cause a serious burn to an unsuspecting guest.
This holiday season does not have to end in tragedy. By following these simple tips, you can keep your insurance rates low and keep people safe. If you have any questions about your policies or how to keep people safe this season visit our website or call us today at Kyle Insurance Group - Affordable American Insurance.