Try out these suggestions to prepare your home for Halloween guests:
With Halloween looming, it’s time to get your home ready for the onslaught of trick-or-treaters and party guests you will receive on this night. Taking these precautions leading up to and on Halloween night will ensure that your home and guests stay safe.
- Never use real candles to light up your jack-o-lanterns or decorate your home. Not only will real candles increase your home’s risk for fire, but they will also increase your guests’ risk for burns.
- Avoid hanging heavy decorations overhead. If they were to fall, they could cause injuries or property damage.
- Do not leave small, easy-to-miss decorations on your walkways or by your front door. These decorations could cause people to trip and injure themselves as they make their way to your front door.
- Park your car inside your garage and keep any outdoor furniture inside your home on Halloween night. This will ensure that these things are not vandalized or stolen by Halloween pranksters.
- Leave your home’s outdoor lights on all night. When your property is well-illuminated, vandals will steer clear of your home for fear of being spotted and caught.
Protecting Your Pets
- Secure your pets in a safe place away from your front door. The constant arrival of Halloween guests can overexcite your pet, increasing the chances that they will run away or act aggressively. So, keep your furry friends away from the commotion for their safety, and for the safety of your visitors.
- Do not feed your pets any human Halloween treats. While candy and other goodies might be delicious to us, they can be toxic to animals.
Employ some of these suggestions to have a safe and fun Halloween night. Want another way to protect your loved ones, home, and belongings this Halloween? If so, make sure you have the right personal insurance protections in place. For assistance with all your coverage needs, contact an insurance professional at Westwood Insurance Agency today.