Thanksgiving Safety Tips
While enjoying Thanksgiving this year, it’s important to be aware of potential safety hazards. Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for house fires, and they can be especially dangerous when your house is full of guests. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe this Thanksgiving.
Keep the floor clear. A cluttered floor can be dangerous, especially in the kitchen and dining areas. Make sure all walkways are clear, and try to limit toys to a designated area in the house.
Keep an eye on children. If there will be children at your Thanksgiving gathering, it’s important to keep a close on on them, especially in the kitchen. Things like hot pans, knives, candles, and hot appliances can be big safety hazards.
Don’t leave cooking food unattended. The biggest cause of Thanksgiving day fires is an unattended kitchen. When you have food cooking, you should always have an adult present in the room. Make sure anything flammable is far away from your cooktop, including napkins, cooking oil, and anything else that could catch on fire.
Check your smoke detector. We recommend checking your smoke detector monthly, but it’s a good idea to check it before you have family and friends over for Thanksgiving. This gives you time to replace the batteries or the device if it’s defective to ensure it’s in proper working order.
We hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with family and friends!