Hosting this year? Read up on Thanksgiving home safety essentials.
Thanksgiving is full of love and warmth of friendship. What happens when the warmth of the holidays becomes more literal, and a fire burns your holiday cheer? Thanksgiving Day is one of the top days for homeowners to turn their house into a burning inferno. During the midst of cooking, don’t let safety fall by the wayside! With a few Thanksgiving home safety tips, you’re able to keep your festivities in check.
If you’re hosting and cooking this Thanksgiving, be sure to review these safety tips to avoid a smoking dish, a kitchen on fire, or a child burning their finger!
- Cooks – Don’t wear any loose clothing or dangling sleeves. Wear an apron to protect your clothing.
- Keep children away from the kitchen during the day.
- Place anything that can catch fire – potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, away from the stove and oven.
- Clean cooking surfaces regularly throughout the day to avoid grease build-up.
- Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen.
- Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home.
- Install smoke alarms near the kitchen, on each level of the home, and near sleeping areas. Use the test button to check it each month.
- Keep children and pets away from candles.
- Keep the floor clean, so you don’t trip over toys, pocketbooks, and bags!
- Keep cooked food and raw food separate.
Thanksgiving dinner can turn into a threat for your home if an accident occurs. Take extra care this holiday to keep your friends, family, food, and home safe. For help finding the right insurance policies for your needs, visit All Nevada Insurance at one of our Nevada locations!