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Make Your House Safe Trick-Or-Treaters

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by Michael Bell on Oct 15, 2015

Halloween is fast approaching. All Fallbrook kids love to dress up, get together with friends, and go door-to-door hoping to find the full size candy bar. 

A little pre-planning can prevent unfortunate accidents that could turn out to be tragic for kids and trying for you. Here are some pointers for ensuring your house is a safe place for trick-or-treaters on Oct. 31. 

Pets first. Dogs, cats, and other furry family companions get scared when oddly dressed strangers approach their door in droves. Make sure your pet is in a safe and comfortable space or take them to a secure, relaxing offsite location for the evening. 

Clean up your yard. If your yard gathers stuff - like toys, rakes and other yard tools, hoses, tree branches, you name it - take the time to clean it up. Make sure your yard is free of potential hazards and create a clutter-free walking path well before dusk falls this Halloween. 

Are all your lights working? Make sure you offer a well-lit path. 

Candles. Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table. 

Turn it off. When you’re done for the night, make it obvious by turning any and all inviting lights off. 

Decorations. Don’t go overboard with decorations, they can cause fires and injuries. 

Safety tips for kids

  • Never, ever go into a house
  • Go with friends
  • Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling
  • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on
  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective
  • Don’t eat homemade food
  • Look at all wrapped candy, if it has been opened toss it out
  • Use a flashlight

Whether you own or rent, insuring the place you call home can help protect you financially if you suffer a loss due to fire, theft, vandalism, or other covered events. Depending on where you live - a house, apartment, or condo – the right home insurance policy can provide you peace of mind as well as the money you need to repair or replace your home and belongings

 



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