5 Helpful Home Safety Hacks for the Holidays
The season of giving is here and even at a time filled with good cheer and holiday gift giving accidents still manage to be on the rise. In fact, every year U.S. fire departments respond to about 230 home fires started from Christmas trees, according to a National Fire Protection Association study. If you don’t want to stuff your stockings with Band-Aids or find yourself spending the holidays in the hospital be sure to remember these 5 helpful home safety tips for the holidays.
1.) Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. When cooking for holiday visitors, remember to keep an eye on the stove.
2.) Use caution with holiday decorations and, whenever possible, choose those made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant and non-combustible materials.
3.) If you plan to travel for the holidays, don’t discuss your plans with strangers. That means keep your business off social media networks at least until you get home. Why risk tainting sweet holiday memories by inviting in the possibility of a break-in.
4.) Don’t want your guests in a cast this holiday? Keep trees, gifts, and decorations out of major traffic areas and away from entryways to prevent slips, trips and falls.
5.) Hosting a party or holiday dinner at your house? Find alternative transportation for intoxicated guests or arrange for them to drive home with a designated driver. And never drink or drive, even if you just live a block away. No amount of eggnog is worth putting yourself or others in harm’s way.
Please remember and share these 5 helpful home safety tips for the holidays with friends, family, and loved ones and enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season out of the hospital. And if you or someone you know is looking to sell their home or buy a home in Phoenix for the holidays, please contact The Voss Team today!
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