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For many homeowners, the holidays mean taking some extra precautions to ensure their home is safe during the festivities. Here are a few tips to help keep your home safe and protected this holiday season.
- Keep your home well-lit during the holiday season
Proper lighting can not only help you avoid accidents, but it can also make your home feel more cheerful during the holidays.
- Lock all doors and windows when you’re not at home
According to the FBI, a burglary occurs every 26 seconds in the United States. That’s why it’s important to take precautions to protect your home when you’re not there.
- Beware of package thieves – have your packages delivered to a secure location
Thieves often target homes during the holiday season, so it’s important to be proactive. Use a package delivery service if an office location that guarantees safe delivery.
- Be careful with candles and other decorations that could start a fire
According to the National Fire Protection Association, decorations are the leading cause of holiday-related fires in the United States. So before you light those candles this season, make sure you take precautions to keep your home safe.
- Make sure your fireplace is ready for use
To ensure that all of your fireplace preparations are in order, clean out the ashes and soot, inspect the flue liner to make sure there is no damage that could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning and make sure your chimney is open.
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they’re also a time when home safety is more important than ever. Take these necessary steps to protect your property this holiday season.
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