Holiday Safety For Home Owners
The holidays are an excellent time of year to reconnect with friends and loved ones. With so much focus on decorating, preparing meals, and other festive traditions, it can be easy to overlook simple yet important safety steps to safeguard your home this season, but our Santa Monica and Hawthorne Allstate insurance center is here to help you enjoy a hazard-free holiday with these holiday safety tips for homeowners!
Be Mindful of Fire Hazards Around Your Santa Monica or Hawthorne Home
Homeowners may not realize it but according to the U.S. Fire Administration, more home fires occur during the winter around the holidays than in any other season, with more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day and two times that on New Years Day. While every homeowner should have an up-to-date homeowner’s insurance policy, Hawthorne and Santa Monica residents can prevent future fire hazards by keeping an eye on the stove while cooking, never leaving lit candles unattended, and ensuring the area around the fireplace is kept clear.
The holidays are also a great time to check the batteries on your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors! Be sure to check expiration dates and test these life-saving devices.
Deck The Halls Safely
Many homeowners enjoy stringing lights, putting up festive decorations, and throwing parties to welcome the holidays but it’s important to take some precautions. Always examine lights for cracks or frayed ends, and take care to ensure decorations are not damaged before hanging them up.
Several festive decorations or winter traditions can lead to injury or damage if not careful but by taking these simple precautions you can ensure a safe and happy holiday season! If you have any questions or concerns about keeping your home safe around the holidays, feel free to reach out to the expert Allstate insurance agents at Sully Insurance Center to request a quote today.