Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips For Homeowners – What's Up Clarksville

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips For Homeowners

It’s that time a year again, the holiday season is upon us. Halloween is on Saturday. Halloween is a good time for a scare, but you don’t want that scare coming from your home! Here are a few trick-or-treat safety tips:

  • Make sure your outdoor lights are as bright as they can be. That will help against tripping and falling hazards.
  • Keep storm/screen doors open. This will help it from getting in the way when kids come to the door. You don’t want it hurting the kids and you don’t want the kids to hurt your door.
  • Use LED lights, or faux lights in your jack-o-lanterns instead of real candles. This will help eliminate a fire hazard.
  • Turn on your motion lights (if you have) after the trick-or-treaters are done. This is the time when mischief makers come out.
  • If you have railings by your stairs, make sure they are tightened. You don’t want a little one leaning on it and then they (and the railing) go falling down.
  • Keep steps free from debris. If there are a lot of leaves on your steps, sweep them. If there is snow, put down snowmelt. This helps to eliminate trip hazards.
  • If possible clear parked cars from the curb. This helps for better visibility. For the cars and children.