In 2014, Americans spent over $2 million in Halloween decorations. As you are preparing your front yards for the ghouls and goblins to trick or treat this season, keep in mind the best ways to set up your home to minimize your risks while having fun.
Walk your Yard at Night
During the day, you don’t always see the hazards in your yard, like extensions cords, exposed roots, holes, etc. By finding these ahead of time, you can fix or mark them for people to avoid them in the dark. Make sure your front yard and walkway are well-lit so that those unfamiliar with your home can navigate safely to receive their treats.
Here are a few things to avoid while decorating:
- Do not place decorations in the main traffic flow patterns in your yard.
- Avoid open flame or costumes/fabrics that drape over light bulbs that may cause a fire or harm to young trick or treaters.
- Avoid dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper near any sort of heat source because they are highly combustible.
- Never staple or nail through or fasten electrical wiring or extension cords in any way because it may damage the wire or insulation to cause a fire hazard.
These are a few tips to keep your Halloween festivities fun and enjoyable. Happy Halloween from your friends at All-Time Insurance!