How to Protect Your Home This Thanksgiving

How to Protect Your Home This Thanksgiving

Learn how you can protect your home from risks this Thanksgiving.

Whether you are celebrating at home or traveling this Thanksgiving, your home does face some risks.  Don’t let an accident at your home derail your Thanksgiving festivities.  Learn how you can safeguard your home this holiday.

If you are staying home:

  1. Make sure you have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. You should have both types of detectors installed on every floor and in every sleeping area of your home.  Be aware that you should test your detectors at least once a year to make sure they are operating correctly.
  2. To reduce your risk of a kitchen fire, make sure you remove flammable items from the areas around your stove and oven. Things to be concerned about include paper products, wooden utensils, hand towels, and pot holders.  For an additional safety measure, you might want to consider keeping a fire extinguisher within easy reach of your kitchen.

If you are traveling:

  1. Consider installing a home security system. Having a security system will protect your home from the risk of burglars, vandals, and squatters.  Additionally, because most security systems now have 24-hour fire watch, they can also protect your home from fire while you are away.
  2. Another way to keep your home safe while you’re traveling is to avoid posting about your travels on social media. While you might want to keep your followers updated, advertising that your home is empty could make it a target for criminals.  To be on the safe side, save all your Thanksgiving pictures and posts for when you return from your holiday travels.

Try out these safety steps to keep your home safe this Thanksgiving.  Want another way to keep your home safe?  Make sure it’s covered by the right home insurance policy.  To find the right coverage to fit your needs, contact the team at Steve Wilk Insurance Agency.  Our professionals are ready to get you the coverage you need.  Located in Illinois, check out our new office at 310 S Main Street, Suite C, Lombard, IL 60148.