Your car, home and kitchen will see a lot of action in the next couple months. There’s nothing better than getting you’re whole family together to celebrate the holidays. This time of year is also hectic and stressful, with that in mind here are a few safety tips for the Holiday Season. Feel free to add your own in the comments section below. Start the New Year right and call D.E. Cressman for a free quote. We offer Auto, Home, Life, Commercial, Renters & Mobile Home Insurance!
- “December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December, 11% of home candle fires began with decorations compared to 4% the rest of the year.” Candles are great holiday decorations, but they should never be left unattended. Read about candle safety here:
- Cooking is a huge part of the holiday tradition for many families. It’s important to stay in the kitchen, the ENTIRE time you are frying, grilling or broiling. Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop. This includes wrapping paper, decorations, stockings etc. Read more about kitchen safety here:
- Maybe you’re leaving home for the holidays? Don’t tip off criminals on the web/social media! Remove any spare keys you stash outside the house and asks a trusted friend or neighbor to keep an eye on things. Read the full list of tips on leaving home for the holidays:
- Most Christmas Tree fires are caused by an electrical problem. Don’t overload outlets, and inspect any electrical lights or decorations before use. Always share your family fire escape plan with overnight guests. Check out this link for more information on Christmas Trees and Fire Safety.
- If you’re traveling by car for the holidays you’ll want to have your car inspected before for safety before you leave. Pack a winter safety kit for the car, and stay up to date on weather reports. Click the link below for more driving tips: