Give These Halloween Home Safety Tips a Try

Protect your home and guests this Halloween.Give These Halloween Home Safety Tips a Try

Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or just getting ready for an onslaught of trick-or-treaters, there are steps that you should take to prepare your home for Halloween guests. Taking these precautions will ensure that your home and your Halloween visitors have a safe night.

  • Remove any potential tripping hazards from your front yard and walkways. For instance, rake up leaves, fill-in any holes in your lawn, and remove planters and ornaments that decorate your lawn and walkways.
  • Use lights to illuminate your walkways and front door. This will improve visibility and help your Halloween guests avoid tripping or running into things.
  • Keep the light by your front door on all night. This will reduce your home’s chances of being vandalized as a Halloween prank.
  • Park your car inside your garage; this will keep it safe from Halloween vandals.
  • Do not hang heavy decorations overhead; they could cause injuries and damages if they fall down.
  • Never use real candles in your jack-o-lanterns or other Halloween decorations. Using real candles increases your home’s risk for fire and your guests’ risk for burns.
  • Avoid using decorations that could startle party guests or trick-or-treaters. You don’t want them to accidentally stumble back and injure themselves.
  • Keep your pets secured away from the front door on Halloween night. The constant arrival of party guests and trick-or-treaters could make them anxious, increasing the chances that they will run away or act aggressively towards a stranger.

These are some of the steps you should take to keep your home and visitors safe this Halloween. Want another way to protect your home and loved ones? Make sure you have the right homeowners insurance in place. For assistance with your home coverage needs, contact the team at Desert Empire Insurance today.