How to Avoid Holiday Safety Mistakes This Season
As a home owner, you no doubt already know how important it is to have homeowner’s insurance. This keeps you safe in the event of a mishap in your home that is caused by you, someone else or even by a natural disaster. One of the best ways to stay safe, even with insurance, is to know how to avoid holiday safety mistakes. Here are those that tend to be the most common.
- If you bring a Christmas tree, holiday wreath or some other type of plant into your home for the holidays, be sure to have them set up in a place where they are not accessible to very young children or pets. These plants can be toxic and should be kept out of kids’ and pets’ reach at all times.
- Kitchen fires are very common during the holidays as cooking is done much more frequently. Keep all items that are flammable, such as wooden utensils, packaging, towels and paper away from the stove.
- During the holidays, it’s normal to have plenty of Christmas lights and other items plugged in. Use a ground fault interrupter in which to plug in these items to prevent electrocution. When overloaded, the GFI will warn you.
- Christmas tree fires are easily prevented when you know how to avoid holiday safety mistakes. Always keep your tree away from the fireplace and space heaters.
- Be careful when you are decorating your Christmas tree. Falls are some of the most common accidents that occur during the holidays. You can avoid this disaster by using a step stool or ladder when decorating. While on a ladder, have someone hold it steady for you.
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