Halloween Safety Tips for Your Home

Prepare your home for Halloween.

Halloween is right around the corner and this means that it’s time to ready your home to receive Halloween guests. Not sure where to start?  Follow this guide to prepare your home for Halloween and make sure your visitors have a happy and safe night.

Clear Walking Hazards

One of the first things you should do to ready your home for guests is clear your front yard and walkway of any potential walking hazards.  This means removing any protruding rocks, decorative lawn ornaments, and planters.  Additionally, if your lawn is covered with fallen leaves, you should consider raking them up.  Leaves can be slippery when wet and they can conceal hazards such as tree roots or holes in your lawn.

Check Your Railing

If you have a railing by your front steps, them make sure it is stable and can stand up to some pressure.  On Halloween night, younger trick-or-treaters and their adult chaperones might use your railing to make it to your door.  Make sure that it doesn’t break or detach if they lean on it for support.

Avoid Using Candles

Another way to ensure that your home and your Halloween visitors stay safe is to avoid using candles when you decorate.  While candles are the traditional way to light up jack-o-lanterns, they increase your chances of a house fire.  Additionally, they could be incredibly dangerous if someone gets a little too close.  A safer choice is using tea lights, electric candles, or other non-flame lighting sources to decorate your home this Halloween.

Use these safety suggestions to prepare your home for Halloween this year.  Another way to ensure that your home and your visitors stay safe is to have the proper insurance protection.  To find the right policy to suit your needs, turn to the experts at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency in North Texas.  Our dedicated team is ready to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers including: Kemper, MetLife, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.  Contact us for more information.