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13 Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips
Thanksgiving often means traveling to see loved ones, eating festive food, and relaxing at home. But when spending time in your home or the homes of others, it is crucial to ensure your home is safe and free of hazards.
Make this Thanksgiving make it your safest yet by following these thirteen Thanksgiving home safety tips!
Check Your Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors should be checked every month to ensure batteries are still operating efficiently and every year in case they need to be replaced. Every ten years, smoke alarms need to be replaced.
Remove Fire Hazards
Anytime you or a family member is cooking, think twice about flammable objects. Oven mitts, papers, decorations, or paper towels are examples of flammable objects that lie around the kitchen and could quickly catch flame. According to burn injury lawyers at The Fang Law Firm, the three leading reasons for a burn injury include fire or flame, scalding, and contact with a hot object.
Check Your Electrical Outlets
It’s easy to overload electrical outlets when lots of appliances and electrical decorations are plugged in. Double check the voltage and ensure you are not overloading your outlets. Consider purchasing a surge protector to protect electrical outlets.
Design Decorations Appropriately
While decorating your home, carefully strategize ... more
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