The weather is getting cooler, the homes are getting warmer, and the families are coming together. You know what this means, it’s the holiday season! As the weather changes and Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to remember to take the correct safety precautions to protect yourself from any unexpected issues and to ensure an enjoyable and memorable end to the year.
Below is an infographic displaying statistics about Thanksgiving courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
Knowing this information, it is vital that we take precautionary steps to prevent any of these disasters from happening to us. Here are some quick and painless tips that can greatly decrease your chance of anything out of the ordinary happening:
- Make sure you smoke detectors are working and replace the batteries if you haven’t done so in the past few months.
- Stay home while you are cooking your turkey and check it often.
- Be cautious when using any outdoor, gas-fueled turkey fryers (especially when the temperature between the fryer and turkey is extreme).
- Keep all candles, lighters, and matches out of reach of children.
- Make sure all appliances rarely used are checked for frayed wiring, any other obvious malfunctions that could require repair.
Hopefully these safety tips can help you prepare for an enjoyable time with the family.
We hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. If you have any questions as to how you might better prepare for this season, feel free to contact us through our contact form or give us a call at