Have A Safe Holiday With These Tips

Lit Up for ChristmasEssential Home Safety Tips For The Holidays

The holiday season is a prime time for property damage, whether it is because of the weather or an increase in home hazards with all the decorations. Safe habits during the holidays are important and they can make your holiday celebrations go as smoothly as possible. To keep your festivities safe, keep these holiday safety tips in mind.

  • If you plan on frying your turkey for your holiday meal, be extremely careful. Never leave the fryer unattended and follow all instructions to ensure safe cooking.
  • When picking out a Christmas tree for your home, you want to make sure you get a fresh one by checking for flexible needles and sap at the base of the tree stem. Getting a fresh tree not only means it will last longer in your home, it also means that it is less of a fire hazard. You still have to regularly water your tree so that it does not dry out and become a magnet for fire.
  • Believe it or not, illuminating your entire house with lights is not the best way to show your holiday cheer. In fact, doing so is extremely dangerous. Make sure that you check your holiday lights for frayed wires and that you do not link more than three strands of lights together.
  • Scented candles are a fun way to make your house smell festive but you should exercise caution with candles. Keep lit candles in your immediate location and do not leave them unsupervised or near any flammable objects.

For added safety during the holiday season, keep these home safety tips in mind! Contact The Insurance Shop in White Bear Lake for all of your Minnesota insurance needs. Let us protect you with a great policy to keep you safe for the holidays.