Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude and family fun; don’t let a hazard interrupt your holiday festivities.
With all the delicious food to prepare and all the guests to greet, safety might be the last thing on your mind this Thanksgiving. However, it’s important to prepare your home to ensure that all your Thanksgiving guests have a safe holiday. Make sure your home is ready to receive Thanksgiving visitors with these helpful home safety tips.
Make sure you have smoke alarms near your kitchen, on every level of your home, and in every sleeping area. If you already have smoke alarms, now is a good time to check up on them. You should test your smoke alarms at least once a year and should replace them completely every ten years.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The same rules apply with carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can prove deadly if inhaled. Because it is undetectable to the human eye, carbon monoxide detectors are on the best ways to ensure that your family stays safe.
Remove Fire Hazards
Move flammable items away from your stove and oven. During Thanksgiving, you will be using these areas more frequently and your chances of something catching fire also increase. Remove items such as wooden utensils, hand towels, oven mitts, and so on from your kitchen.
Use Fryers with Caution
More and more Americans try to fry their turkeys every year with sometimes disastrous results. Before just throwing your bird into the oil, make sure you understand the risk associated with frying a turkey. Additionally, make sure you understand all the safety measures and setup procedures you should take before you start to fry. Be sure your oil is at the right temperature and make sure you’re frying in a well-ventilated area. Additionally, you might want to consider frying in the backyard to minimize your home’s fire risk.
Follow these Thanksgiving home safety tips to make sure all your guests have a great holiday. Want another way to make sure your home and your loved ones stay safe? Then make sure you have the right insurance coverage. To get the best policy to fit your needs, trust the experts at Gant Insurance Agency in McKinney, Texas. Contact us for assistance with all your personal and commercial insurance needs.