Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips

This Thanksgiving, make sure your home is safe and secure.

Whether you are entertaining guests or travelling this Thanksgiving, your home faces certain risks.  Whether it be the threat of fire or burglary, an accident involving your home could ruin your holiday festivities.  Make sure your home stays safe this year with these easy Thanksgiving home safety tips.

If you are staying home….

1) Make sure that you have both fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home.  Have both kinds of detectors on every floor of your home and in every sleeping area.  If you already have these detectors installed, test them to make sure that they are operating properly.

2) During Thanksgiving, you will likely be using your stove and oven for prolonged periods of time.  To reduce your risk of a fire, remove any flammable items from around your stove and oven.  You should remove things like wooden utensils, towels, and oven mitts.

If you are going away…

1) Do not post about your travel plans on social media.  While you might want to keep your friends and followers updated, it’s not a great idea to broadcast that your home will be empty.  If people know that your home is uninhabited, then it might become a target for robbery or vandalism.

2) Consider installing a security system so you can keep an eye on your home while you’re away.  Many security systems also offer fire monitoring, so you can rest assured that your home will be safe from both intruders and fire damage.

3) Have a family member or friend check in on your home or hire a house sitter.  In addition to picking up your mail and watering your plants, having people check on your home will deter any burglars.

This Thanksgiving, protect your home by taking these safety precautions.  Remember, another way to keep your home safe is to make sure it has the right insurance coverage.  To find the right homeowners policy to fit your needs, contact the experts at VGW Walker Insurance in Texas.  Our dedicated team is ready to get you covered today.