9 Safety Tips To Prepare Your Home For The Holidays!

Holiday Safety Tips for your Palm Desert HomeWhen the holidays roll around, we take it upon ourselves to deck our homes full of festive decorations! We spend more time cooking in the kitchen, and are diagnosed with more seasonal illnesses than any other time of year. Preparing your home for winter can benefit you and your family in a number of ways. Here are a few examples:

  • If you have small children, your decorations may pose a threat to their safety! Make sure large, heavy decorations are secured to the floor properly, or are high enough that they are out of reach.
  • Make sure your outlets that are not being used for strands of Christmas lights are covered with plug protectors.
  • Purchase a heat-resistant oven lock to keep small ones away from the oven while you are cooking.
  • Be sure to tuck away any cords that may cause your children to trip.
  • The holidays are the most popular time of year for theft. Protect your home by installing a deadbolt on your front and back door.
  • Make sure your outdoor lighting is sufficient, and will help to illuminate potential intruders.
  • With seasonal germs filling the air, experience the benefits of an air purifier. Choose a high-efficiency model for the best results.
  • When is the last time you checked to make sure your smoke alarms work? You should test them periodically throughout the year to make sure they will alert you of a fire when you need them.
  • Do not forget about carbon monoxide detectors. These are just as important as your smoke alarms.

The Desert Empire Insurance team would like to wish you a happy holiday season. Please give our skilled insurance agents a call with any of your insurance questions. We are located in Palm Desert, and are more than happy to assist you with anything you may need.