Halloween Safety Tips for 2019
Halloween is a night to get creative with unique costumes and decorations. It can be a fun but busy night for everyone, including our pets. Below are some Halloween safety tips to keep you and your neighbors safe this Halloween.
1. Turn Your Home Security System Off before Trick-or-Treaters Arrive.
We always want to feel safe in our homes, and a home security system is a great way to keep you and your family safe. However, on a night like Halloween, your door will be open and closed often. Don’t forget to disarm your alarm before the trick or treaters arrive to avoid any mishaps with your home security company and to prevent any unintended scares. **Don’t forget to turn it back on at the end of the night as well to ward off those tricksters!
2. Make Sure Pets Are In A Secure Room.
Our pets are family too! We want to make sure they are as comfortable and safe as our spooky guests this night. Pets may want to welcome every visitor, but it may be a good idea to keep them in their own room, especially on a night where people are continually coming to the door. This will keep everyone safe and prevent our fur babies from getting loose.
3. Leave Outdoor Lights On.
Sure, you have to be the spookiest house on the block, but you also don’t want anyone tripping or hurting themselves in the excitement of the potential goodies you have. Keep your house and walkway well lit; this will also let your neighbors know you are welcoming trick-or-treaters.
4. Keep Your Driveway and Walkway Free of Debris.
Cooler weather means falling leaves, acorns, and even branches. Be sure to keep your walkway and driveway free of debris; we wouldn’t want spider man tripping on his way up to the door!
5. No Decorations On The Sidewalks.
The perfectly placed zombie or skeleton makes a huge statement, but these decorations should be looked at and not stepped on. Try placing them off to the side; this keeps the living and the dead safe.
6. Park Your Car In The Garage.
Keep your car safe on Halloween, as the night can be full of tricksters. Take action beforehand by parking your car in your garage or carport. This will keep it out of the way of guests and traffic to prevent any scrapes or dings.
7. Don’t Use Real Candles.
Candles can create a great ambiance, but they are also a fire hazard for you and your guests. Instead, try using LED candles, which will give your decorations the same great effect and are much safer.
8. Take Pictures!
Before trick-or-treaters start for the night, it is a good idea to take pictures of your home and property. We all try to keep our home safe and secure, but sometimes accidents happen. You can even call your home insurance agent to see what is covered.
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Speaking of your home and pets, do you have a plan for your pets during an emergency? For tips and ideas on how to keep your pet safe during emergencies, you can check out our blog here.