I can’t believe it’s already December!! 2014 seems to have just flown by. I wanted to write a quick blog regarding home safety. As many of you are probably starting to decorate for the holidays here are just a few tips to keep your home safe. After all, your home is a special place and I would hate if anything were to happen to it but especially at this time of year.
A Quick List:
1. Don’t write on any social media sites when you will be going away during the holiday season. It’s just letting thieves know when no one will be home. Instead, write about the trip when you get back.
2. Don’t run extension cords through windows if they are being used for outdoor lighting. By running cords through windows you can’t latch or lock them which can increase the likelihood of a break in.
3. Check to make sure indoor décor or artificial trees used have a “fire resistant” tag. Especially if close to a fire place.
4. Check any indoor AND outdoor light strings and make sure there isn’t any broken cords or faulty wiring that could become a fire hazard.
5. If you decide to get a real tree: don’t set it up near a fire place, furnace or radiator. Also, make sure it is watered on a regular basis. Trees can easily dry out and become a BIG fire hazard.
6. Always turn Christmas tree lights off when you go to bed and make sure all candles are put out.
7. If getting a Poinsettia be careful around children and pets. They can be poisonous if eaten.
8. Avoid putting any wrapping paper in fire place.
9. Check smoke alarms and make sure the correct amount of CO detectors are installed in home.
10. Use caution if solicitors come to doors asking for donations. Also, be aware of online scams where free money or gift-cards are offered. Big retailer don’t give anything away for free for no reason.
These 10 safety tips are simple and I’m sure heard often. That doesn’t make them any less significant. I hope you all enjoy your holiday season and keep safe.
Thanks for reading,
Danielle Groeneweg is not to be held liable for any errors or omissions contained in the provided information. This information is only provided as a tool to help with home safety over the holidays.