Prepare your home for a safe Halloween.
Halloween is finally here! If you are expecting trick-or-treaters of party guests tonight, then it’s important that you take precautions to keep them safe on your property. Here are some of the things that you can do to make your home safe for visitors this Halloween.
- Use Battery-Operated Candles
When carving jack-o-lanterns, it’s traditionally to illuminate them with candles. However, real candles can pose a danger to your Halloween visitors and your home. Rather than taking this risk, it’s advised to use battery-operated LED candles to decorate your home.
- Apply Friction Tape to Your Porch
If you live in an area prone to wet weather, then your front steps and porch area can become slippery with rain. This can increase the risk of someone slipping, falling, and injuring themselves this Halloween. To make your steps and porch non-slip, strategically apply friction tape. This will help your visitors’ shoes maintain grip even in the wettest conditions.
- Decorate with Care
If you want to decorate your home for Halloween, then do so cautiously. Avoid putting small decorations on your walkways as this could pose a fall risk to your Halloween visitors. You should also avoid handing heavy, potentially dangerous decorations overhead as they could cause some serious damage if they were to fall. Finally, try not to get too extreme with your scary decorations. Scaring your guests too badly could have disastrous results.
- Secure Railings
If you have a railing going up your front steps or surrounding your porch, then make sure it is properly secured. Having a sturdy railing will lower the chances of someone losing their balance and falling while on your property.
These are some of the precautions that you should take around your home this Halloween. Want another way to protect your home and your guests? Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance in place. For assistance with all your home coverage needs, contact the experts at East End Insurance Agency today.