The holidays can invite a lot of potential hazards for your family and home. If you expect guests during this time, it is your responsibility to make sure your home is safe for them.
To keep your home and loved ones safe this holiday season, try following some of these holiday home safety tips.
· Decorating- Carefully inspect holiday lights and discard any that seem frayed, cracked or that have a loose connection. Always turn off your holiday lights when either leaving the house or going to bed. If you are buying a real tree, try to purchase a freshly cut tree as they are more resistant to catching on fire. Make sure to keep your tree watered and away from open candles or flames.
· Safety-Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when leaving the house. If you plan on leaving your home for a long period of time, ask a neighbor or friend to watch your house and pick up your mail. Try leaving a television or radio on so the house looks occupied and never have large displays of presents visible through the windows or doors. Also be aware that criminals sometimes can pose as couriers delivering gifts, so be cautious of strangers who come to your door.
· Children-Kids are always at a high risk for injuries. Keep an eye on children when they are eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards and other objects out of their reach.