“When you think of Halloween, you probably think about candy, costumes, haunted houses, and parties. However, homeowners need to think a little deeper to make sure their home stays safe this Halloween.”
Homeowner Safety Tips:
-Turn on your porch light if you want trick-or-treaters! Don’t forget to provide lighting outside as well.
-Get rid of any tripping hazards in the walkway.
-Remove slipping hazards like wet leaves from the steps and sidewalk.
-Try to use battery powered lights in jack-o-lanters instead of candles. If you use a candle, set it out of the walk way to prevent accidental fires.
-Keep dried leaves and cornstalks away from flames and heat sources.
-Don’t drape decorative fabric over a light bulb.
-Make sure paper or cloth is kept away from burning candles.
-Do not overload outlets or extension cords with lighting or special effects.
-Avoid using luminaries (small candles inside decorative paper bags) as lighting.
-Keep pets locked away or indoors to protect them from vehicles or incidents with trick-or-treaters.