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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Home

Have a truly happy Halloween this year by making sure you and your loved ones stay safe.

Halloween is a time for costumes, candy, and fun.  However, a single accident can completely derail your Halloween.  This Halloween, make sure you keep safety a main priority.  Do your best to minimize your risk for accidental injury by following these easy Halloween home safety tips.

Lighting

One way to avoid mishaps is to make sure you have adequate lighting for your home.  Making sure your home’s exterior is well-lit can help trick-or-treaters, party-goers, and any other Halloween visitors make it to your front door safely.   If you don’t already have a light by your front door, now is a good time to invest in one.  Additionally, if your driveway or walkway isn’t well illuminated, consider lighting the way with an old strand of Christmas lights.  This is a fun and festive way to avoid a disaster.

Decorations

If you’re planning on using jack-o-lanterns around your home, avoid lighting them up with candles.  While candles cast a spooky glow, they also increase your risk for setting your home, or someone else, on fire.  Electric candles, tea lights, or other non-flame lighting sources are a much safer bet.  Additionally, if you’re using props to decorate your home, make sure they are made of light plastic or rubber.  Nobody needs a real axe falling on them when they ring your doorbell on Halloween night.

Pets

On Halloween, you should expect your doorbell to ring and kids to scream.  While all this excitement may be fun for you, it can stress out even the most relaxed pet.  An over-excited pet may run out your open door or could even start snapping at strangers.  To keep your visitors and your pet safe this Halloween, consider confining your pet to an area away from your door.  Additionally, keeping your pet distracted with toys or treats could help lower their stress levels.  While you might want to show off your pet’s killer costume, it’s much better to be safe than sorry.

Follow these easy tips to make sure you have a happy and safe Halloween.  Another way to make sure your home stays safe this Halloween is to have the right home insuranceContact the insurance experts at Scautub Agency to make sure your home is covered today!

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