Prepare your home for a safe Halloween.
Between party guests and trick-or-treaters, your home will receive an influx of visitors this Halloween. The last thing that you want is for someone to get hurt while on your property. To keep all your Halloween guests safe, take these precautionary measures around your home.
- Switch On Your Outdoor Lights
If you have outdoor lighting fixtures, make sure that you switch them on when darkness begins to fall. When your outdoor walkways are well-lit, it reduces the chances of someone tripping, falling, and injuring themselves on the way to your front door. If you do not have outdoor lights, now is the perfect time to install some. When purchasing outdoor lighting fixtures, check the manufacturer’s details to verify which wattage bulbs it will support. Installing bulbs with too high of a wattage will pose a fire risk to your home.
- Decorate with Fake Candles
After carving jack-o-lanterns, it’s traditional to illuminate them with candles. However, lit candles can pose a danger to your Halloween visitors and your home. Rather than taking this risk, it’s better and safer to use battery-operated LED candles to decorate your home.
- Make Your Porch Non-Slip
If you live in an area prone to wet weather, your front steps and porch area can become slippery with rain. This can increase the risk of someone slipping, falling, and injuring themselves this Halloween. To make your steps and porch non-slip, strategically apply friction tape. This will help your visitors’ shoes maintain grip even in the wettest conditions.
- Exercise Caution When Decorating
If you want to decorate your home for Halloween, do so cautiously. Avoid putting small decorations on your walkways as this could pose a fall risk to your Halloween visitors. You should also avoid handing heavy, potentially dangerous decorations overhead as they could cause some serious damage if they were to fall. Finally, try not to get too extreme with your scary decorations. Badly scaring your guests could have disastrous results.
These are some of the things that you can do around your property to protect your Halloween guests. Want another way to keep your visitors safe this Halloween? Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance in place. For assistance with all your coverage needs, contact an insurance professional at Westwood Insurance Agency today.