The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with loved ones, but it’s important to make sure they’re safe. There are several potential hazards that can put your loved ones and your home at risk if you’re not careful.
Follow these tips to ensure that you and your loved ones have a happy and healthy holiday season.
1.When you’re cooking a big meal for the holidays, make sure you watch the oven and stove. Whether you have turkey or ham baking in the oven or stuffing and potatoes on the stovetop, fires can break out quickly. Stay in or near the kitchen while your food is cooking, and check on it from time to time.
2.Having holiday decorations up, such as lights on the tree or lights around the windows, means that you have quite a few cords lying around your home. These can be an electrical hazard for curious kids and pets. They can also be a tripping hazard when they’re lying near walkways. Hide cords away where no one will fall over them or play with them.
3.If you have a live Christmas tree in your home, make sure it gets watered regularly. While these trees can give your home a nice scent and a fresh look during the holidays, they can also dry out and cause a fire risk. If you’ll be away from home, make sure the lights on the tree aren’t plugged in before you leave. You should also make sure that your tree, whether it’s fake or live, is securely anchored in a stand, so it won’t tip over and hurt someone.