Happy Halloween! Are you ready for a night full of princesses, superheros, and pumpkins?! With all the fun festivities and trick or treating happening tonight, we want to ensure that your home is not only the most haunted of them all but also safe for you and the little trick-or-treaters. Here are a few tips to keep your home spooky yet safe for this fright night.
Giddy over all the candy, trick or treaters would rather compare what candy they have received than pay attention to where they’re walking. Be sure to keep your yard and driveway free of any potential trip hazards.
Use lots of lights
Although dark or dim entryways add to the fear factor of Halloween, it also increases the chance of accidents. Check to make sure the exterior lights of your home are working. Whether you will be home or not this holiday, leave the lights on for safety reasons.
Keep pets inside
Pets can frighten some children and some pets can be frightened by all the holiday commotions. It’s best for all parties if pets are kept safely inside away from the little visitors.
Consider you candy choices
There are so many candy options to choose from when picking out what goodies to fill your bowl with for trick or treaters, but not all candy selections are appropriate for every child. Avoid candy that poses choking hazards and keep in mind that many children have peanut allergies.
Many children and adults will rely on your railings to safely get them on and off your property. If you have wobbly railing that you have been avoiding, this is the chance to bring out the toolbox and secure them.
Don’t use candles
A glowing jack-o-lantern can create a spooky effect to your home, however the candles inside can be very dangerous if tipped over or caught on costumes. Consider using battery lit candles instead to light up your pumpkins.
Halloween is known for the spooks and tricks, but doesn’t mean that your home should be a hazard in the process. Follow these tips to ensure that you, your home, and trick-or-treaters are safe.