Holiday celebrations are the highlight of the season. At the same time, a house full of guests increases the risk of holiday accidents. The following safety tips from Hyman Brown Insurance Agency Inc. in Commerce, GA can help prevent accidents so you can enjoy the season to the full.
Safety in the Kitchen
Too many cooks in a small environment could be a distraction, leading to accidental cuts, burns or even a kitchen fire. It’s best to have fewer people in charge of meals to reduce the risk of accidents. Don’t leave the stove unattended when cooking and keep young children out of the kitchen during meal prep.
The kitchen is not the only place that poses a risk of fire. Frayed or overloaded light strands could cause sparks to catch your tree and surrounding presents on fire. Before putting up Christmas lights, make sure all strands are in good condition.
If you’re using real candles in your celebrations, keep them well out of the reach of children and clear of curtains, carpets or other items that can catch on fire.
If you have an artificial tree, make sure it’s fire-resistant. Keep your natural tree watered at all times to keep it from drying out and becoming a fire hazard.
Make sure your smoke alarm has fresh batteries and that there’s a working fire extinguisher within easy reach in the event of fire.
Precautions Against Slip and Falls
Declutter entryway and living spaces to provide ample space for people to move about freely. Remove throw rugs as they can cause elderly guests to trip or slip and fall. Keep living spaces well-lit to avoid accidents.
Make sure your home insurance is up to date to protect you against the risk of holiday accidents. If you have questions concerning your coverage, call or visit us at Hyman Brown Insurance Agency Inc. in Commerce, GA.