It finally feels like Fall and Halloween is just around the corner!
The Lawhead Team would like to share some safety tips for the Halloween season for your home:
- Use LED or battery operated candles instead of candles with a live flame. These are much safer however you should still make sure they don’t come into contact with paper, cloth or any other flammable items.
- Many Halloween decorations like straw and dried flowers are flammable. Keep them away from all open flames and heat sources such as light bulbs to prevent fires.
- For Halloween lights, make sure all electric cords are safely out of the way of children and pets. If your Halloween lights say “indoors only”, follow their advice!
- On the night of Halloween, make sure your path to your door is well lit and free of clutter. You should also make sure the path is free of any obstacles that could cause someone to trip or fall.
- Don’t let your children handle sharp carving knives and keep an eye on them while you’re carving. If possible, purchase specific tools that are geared just for pumpkin carving (for your safety, too!). If the kids really want to participate in the carving, you can let them make the pattern or poke the pumpkin flesh in after you’ve done the carving.
- Never leave a candle anywhere unattended, and never leave burning candles where children (or people who act like children) can reach them or accidentally knock them over.
- Make sure that all Halloween props hanging, dangling, draped, staked, or set are steadily secured. Where there will be foot traffic, tape down loose wires with duct tape. You don’t want people to trip. And check these places often during the course of the evening for any loose edges that need retaping.
- And above all else, make sure to stay safe and have fun during the Halloween season!