Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips

Keep your home safe this Thanksgiving.

Whether you are traveling or hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house, your home faces some risks this holiday. Make sure that you take the necessary precautions to protect your home. Here are some safety tips to help you prepare your home for a safe Thanksgiving.

1) If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving, you might want to consider investing in a home security system. Having a security system can help protect your home from burglars while you’re away. Additionally, many systems are now equipped with 24-hour fire watch, which can keep your home safe from potential fire hazards while you’re traveling.

2) Avoid posting about your travel plans online. If people know that your house will be uninhabited for a significant period of time, your home could become a prime target for vandalism and robbery.

3) Whether you are traveling or staying home for Thanksgiving, you should make sure you have fire and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. You should have each type of detector on every level and in every sleeping area of your home. Having these detectors are especially important if you have guests staying for the holiday.

4) If you’re staying home, make sure that you reduce fire hazards in the kitchen. During Thanksgiving, your stove and oven will be in continuous use. To prevent fire from breaking out, remove fire hazards from the area near your stovetop and oven. Hazards include things like wooden utensils, potholders, hand towels, paper products, and so on. Additionally, you should always keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen for cooking-related emergencies.

Use these tips to keep your home safe whether you’re home or away this Thanksgiving. Remember, another way to protect your home is to make sure it has the necessary insurance coverage. To find the right policy to fit your needs, contact the professionals at Pierce Insurance Group. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you with all your insurance needs.