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Practice Household Safety This Fall
Provided by Safeco
As days get shorter and nights get longer, our habits begin to change. Most
of us typically spend more time hunkering down at home and less time
frolicking at the beach. That usually means resuming favorite fall pastimes
like cheering during Broncos games on Sundays and drinking hot cocoa on
the sidelines of our little ones' soccer games.
Arriving along with the season of autumn is a host of safety hazards we
didn't have to think about over the summer, creating the need for a little
extra vigilance. As the temperatures drop and you settle in for the
approaching cold spell, consider the following pointers for ensuring you
and your family stay not just warm, but also safe!
Warm up carefully. All types of heating units can be dangerous. If you use
a wood-burning fireplace, secure it with a screen to prevent sparks, and
make sure the fire is completely out before you retire for the night. If you
depend on your home's furnace, make sure it has been inspected before
you start to use it again. And, if you resort to space heaters, make sure they
are in good working order (no frayed cords) and out of the reach of
Enjoy ambiance safely. If you use candles to add a warm glow to a cold
night, make sure they are safely out of reach of children, can't be
overturned by pets, and are not close to flammable items such as blankets,
paper or other furniture. If you're known for falling asleep before heading
to bed, extinguish all candles early in the night to avoid an unsafe, all-night
Exercise yard safety. If you're going to be pruning trees and shrubs,
hanging Halloween decorations, raking leaves, or engaging in other yard
activities, use caution: be careful on ladders, avoid power lines, and put
away yard tools when you're finished.
Be grounded. Make sure you make weather-friendly shoes and boots
handy for the whole family. This is the season for slippery driveways and
walkways. Without proper footwear, you can find yourself on your back or
in the hospital.
At the Insurance Place, we wish you a fabulous and foible-free fall season!