Tips to Keep Your Property Safe This Halloween

Halloween is a night to enjoy spooks and scares with friends and family. However, the real nightmare begins when there’s a home disaster. Whether you’re hosting a costume party or waiting in for trick-or-treaters, you’ll want to be sure your home is ready for Halloween night. To protect it from Halloween haunts, check out these tips to keep it safe.

Clear the path. Walk around your property. Are there any cracks in the paths or dips that could cause someone to fall? Take care of these issues now so that there are no trips and falls.

Secure railings. Have you been meaning to fix that old railing by the steps? Now is the time to do so! Kids and accompanying adults may use the rail to make their way to your property. Look for loose screws and anything else that could cause the railing to be unstable.

Opt for LED. There’s nothing better to decorate your home and porch with than a jack-o-lantern at Halloween. However, play it safe and put LED lights in the pumpkin rather than a tealight with a naked flame. After all, placing lit candles inside your Halloween pumpkins may be a safety hazard.

Make pets feel comfortable. Some pets may not be able to handle the constant ringing of the doorbell or the house filling with guests in costumes. Frightened dogs and cats may run out of the front door or knock down a guest. Keep him or her in a room away from the front door so that they are safely away from the festivities.

Check your home insurance. Most homeowners are not aware that opening their properties to trick-or-treaters can expose themselves to unwanted claims and lawsuits. With this in mind, review your home insurance policy to be sure you have adequate limits.

Keep tricks at bay with these Halloween home safety tips! Once you’ve checked these items off your list, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve done your part to keep your property safe and sound. For all of your quality insurance policies, contact Premier Risk Insurance today.