Decking your home in holiday cheer may be a tradition you and your family partake in year after year. However, many homeowners fail to realize the holiday dangers associated with the merriest time of year. Rather than running the risk of an unpleasant accident ruining your holiday season, keep these important holiday safety tips in mind:
- Unfortunately, there are a variety of fire hazards you must lookout for during the holiday season. When it comes to fire prevention, you must be hyper aware of everything that is going on around you. This means never leaving the kitchen unattended and ensuring that no combustibles are near your holiday lights, decorations, or candles. Also, if you will be using your fireplace, make sure to have your chimney inspected by a professional and swept.
- When decorating your home in holiday cheer, make sure to set your lights to a timer and plan your display in a way that ensures safety. Far too many homeowners fail to realize the dangers associated with their decorative displays, which can lead to ghastly consequences. Make sure to inspect each strand of lights before illuminating your home and only use the highest quality materials to decorate.
- Even if you will only be driving through your neighborhood, you must drive extra cautiously during this time. The roads become congested beyond belief during the holiday season and everyone rushing to get to and from their destinations present increased dangers on the road. You must also be aware of the increased presence of intoxicated drivers on the road during this time.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Please keep these important safety tips in mind while celebrating the most joyous time of year! Serving Davis, Sacramento, and surrounding areas, contact Purves & Associates Insurance Services for all of your California homeowner’s insurance needs.