Take these steps around your home to reduce the chance of injuries, property damage, and other losses this Halloween.
With Halloween looming, it’s important that you start getting your home ready to receive Halloween visitors. Whether you are expecting party guests or trick-or-treaters, here are some of the precautions that you can take to have a safe Halloween night.
- Make sure that your front yard and walkways are clear of anything that could pose a tripping hazard. For instance, rake up slippery leaves, remove protruding rocks and sticks, and avoid placing decorations on the path leading up to your front door.
- Illuminate the path leading up to your front door to reduce your visitors’ chances of tripping or bumping into unseen obstacles.
- Do not hang heavy decorations overhead; they could cause injuries or property damage if they fall.
- Never use real candles to light up your jack-o-lanterns or decorate your home. Real candles increase your home’s risk for fire and your guests’ risk for burns.
- Keep your car and other pieces of outdoor furniture inside your garage on Halloween night. This will prevent them from being stolen or vandalized by Halloween pranksters.
- Keep your home’s outdoor lights switched on all night. The fear of being spotted will keep Halloween vandals away from your home.
- Secure your pets in a safe place away from your front door. The constant arrival of Halloween visitors can make your pets anxious, making them more likely to run away or act in an aggressive manner.
These are some of the precautions you should take around your home to have a safe Halloween. Want another way to stay safe? Make sure you have the proper personal insurance protections in place. For assistance with all your coverage needs, contact the team at Steve Wilk Insurance AgencySteve Wilk Insurance Agency. Located in Illinois, check out our new office at 310 S Main Street, Suite C, Lombard, IL 60148.