With Halloween right around the corner, it is time to start preparing your home for those adorable trick-or-treaters. Here are three safety tips to consider.
Safety Tip #1: Secure Your Animals in a Safe Location
When talking about Halloween safety, it is important to first discuss your pets. Even calm, easygoing dogs and cats can become spooked by trick-or-treaters and try to run out the moment the front door opens. Sadly, this causes many animals to either become hit by cars or bite visitors to your home. If you plan on handing candy out this year, it is important to keep your furry companion in a secure location.
Safety Tip #2: Put Away Any Breakable Items
Another thing to consider is whether or not you have breakable items outdoors. Small children do not often pay attention to where they are walking and might knock over a potted plant or yard figurine. Older children may have a rebellious streak that ends in vandalism. (Sad, but it happens in many Colorado neighborhoods each year.) Help prevent an accident from happening by stowing away any delicate items ahead of time.
Safety Tip #3: Clean Up Your Yard of Hazards
Another important step to take when getting ready for Halloween visitors is to clean up your yard. Put away any garden hoses or other outdoor accessories that could pose a tripping hazard. Trim back any brush or thorny vegetation that could catch on a costume or clothing. By thinking of this ahead of time, you can help prevent injuries and make this Halloween safe for all.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents do happen. By making sure you have proper homeowner’s insurance, you can help protect yourself in the event of an injury or vandalism situation. Please contact our team at Compass Insurance for more information.