The holidays are a festive time of the year filled with so many traditions to celebrate, but they can also present many opportunities for accidents to happen. With all the hustle and bustle of gift-giving, meal planning, and travel scheduling, safety often gets overlooked.
Keeping your property safe throughout the holiday season can be more challenging than you imagine because there are several risk factors that many people often don’t even think twice about.
3 Holiday Safety Tips for Your Property
To help you ring in the new year with plenty of cheer, we have created a short list of our top holiday safety tips to help keep your family, property, and belongings safe throughout the holidays.
#1: Be prepared for hot stovetops and grease.
Plenty of turkeys, hams, stuffing, and casseroles will get cooked this holiday season. If you aren’t cooking with caution and care, it could lead to a fire, especially when butter, oil, and grease are involved. Avoid leaving food unattended when its cooking on the stove or in a fryer to help reduce the chances of igniting or spreading fires.
#2: Don’t leave lit candles unattended.
The twinkling light of candles on cool winter nights can make your home feel extra cozy and inviting. However, candles can be a fire hazard waiting to happen. Be sure any combustible or flammable items (wrapping paper, Christmas trees, blankets, etc.) are not close to lit candle(s).
Consider placing your candles in a holder on sturdy and clear surfaces with at least a foot of space around the open flame. Also, try to blow them out before they burn all the way down so their glass holder doesn’t explode. And, most importantly, never leave a lit candle unattended. You may even want to replace decorative candles with faux options.
#3: Check that the seals around your home are intact.
While it may not snow in Florida, it can get quite chilly and we are exposed to a lot of heavy rains. Check that the seals around your home are intact. Sealing any cracks in your windows, walls, and doors makes it harder for water to seep into your home and cause problems in the event of a strong thunderstorm. You can also help prevent water damage due to burst hot water heaters or clogged air conditioning lines by checking them for leaks on a regular basis and having them serviced several times a year.
Enjoy a Safe and Damage-Free Holiday Season
There is so much to celebrate and be thankful for throughout the holiday season, and we hope you enjoy yours safely. At Reliant Insurance Adjusters, we understand that accidents can still happen even if you are prepared. We are here to help you with any property claims you may need to file or answer any questions you may have to help keep your property safe throughout the year. Contact us today to learn how we can help.