Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips

food-salad-healthy-vegetablesThe great holiday of Thanksgiving may bring everyone together, but it also comes with its unique risks.

Thanksgiving is a time in which we reflect on all that we have as Americans and give thanks to it all. It’s a time where we get together with our loved ones, cook delicious meals, and enjoy an excellent weekend together. But aside from getting caught in your aunt’s rambling or listening to your old uncle’s rather unique view on politics, what are the real risks that Thanksgiving brings? Here are the risks of Thanksgiving and how you can avoid them with Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips.
Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips
Food Safety
With so much food that needs to be prepared, it’s important that you not rush anything. Taking something out of the oven even 1 degree F too soon could spell trouble for you and your guests.

  • A 20-pound turkey can take up to 5 days to properly thaw. Plan ahead if you will be cooking the turkey.
  • Turkeys need to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F before you take it out of the oven.
  • All leftovers must be placed in the refrigerator two hours after being served.

Fire Safety
Thanksgiving Day is unique because there is, on average, three times as much cooking as a typical day, and that increases the risk of a fire.

  • Never leave what is cooking on the stove unattended and periodically check the oven to make sure nothing is burning.
  • Use oven mitts when dealing with something hot and place them away from heat as they could catch fire.

Having a sense of safety is important on Thanksgiving. But the only way you can protect yourself against any accidents that happen is by knowing that you have the right home insurance policy. Contact Purves & Associates Insurance Services for all of your insurance needs.