Safety Doesn’t Take a Holiday
There’s truly no place like home for the holidays. People gather around their fireplaces, put up elaborate decorations, host festive parties, and enjoy the company of those who mean the most. This time of year tends to be very busy, which can cause some to get distracted or forget about certain things. It is important to be vigilant during the holidays to prevent fires and crimes from occuring. Learn about the 12 safety tips for the holiday season with Moore Protection.
1. Make Sure to Unplug Your Holiday Lights
While holiday lights may make our days merry and bright, they can also cause serious damage. Never leave your home or go to bed with your lights on. If the cord or bulb is damaged, it could cause an electric shock or fire.
2. Don’t Let Your Tree Dry Out
If you choose to decorate your home with a tree it is important to make sure it gets enough water each day. Dry trees are more likely to catch on fire.
3. Remember to Extinguish Candles
Scented candles are a holiday staple. They create a holiday ambiance in your home, offering smells ranging from cinnamon to balsam. Most candle fires occur on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Prevent fires by extinguishing your candles before you leave your home and go to bed. Keep them away from flammable materials.
4. Schedule Package Delivery Accordingly
A large number of packages are delivered during the holiday season. Prevent your packages from being stolen by scheduling a time to have them delivered. If you know you will not be home, have a neighbor or friend retrieve them from your porch.
5. Keep Valuables Out of Sight
Burglars are always in the mood to do some shopping. Don’t let your home be on their of places to go. Make sure all of your valuables are hidden.
6. Set Light Timers
When you’re away from your home it’s a good idea to set light timers. These make it appear that people are moving around inside, which is more likely to deter burglars.
7. Avoid Opening the Front Door for Strangers
Be mindful when people approach your home. Never open the door for someone you do not know! You never know if they could be a thief in disguise as someone else.
8. Have Someone Check On Your Home While You’re Away
Ask a neighbor or friend to look after your home while you’re away. Make sure they bring in any mail or packages.
9. Refrain From Posting On Social Media Platforms
Avoid announcing that you are going on a trip. Wait until you get home to share pictures or travel plans to avoid potential theft while you’re gone.
10. Never Leave the Kitchen When Cooking
Never leave food unattended while it’s cooking! Cooking fires are very common during the holiday season, so make sure to pay attention while using burners and ovens.
11. Don’t Forget to Lock Up
When you’re in a rush, it’s easy to forget to shut a window or lock a door. Take the time to make sure your home is secure before leaving.
12. Make Safety a Priority With Moore Protection
Your safety is important to us, which is why we recommend protecting you and your home this holiday season with a home security system and fire systems. The professionals at Moore Protection will help you choose the best home security system that suits your home, whether that be with security monitoring, security cameras, and more. Make sure your smoke detectors are working properly and if you need assistance, we are more than ready to help. Our team wishes you a safe and healthy holiday season.