Thanksgiving is a special time for giving thanks and getting together with friends and family. If you are hosting this holiday, Thanksgiving will also likely mean more people in your home and more stress on your plate. We know how easy it can be to get carried away in the hustle and bustle of the holiday, but we want to remind you of some important safety tips to remember as you prepare for this Thanksgiving.
According to the American Red Cross, the kitchen is the setting of more fires than any other room in the house and cooking is the leading cause of fires in the home! Therefore, be sure not to leave your kitchen unattended this Thanksgiving.
The National Fire Protection Association has compiled the following list of safety tips for the upcoming holiday:
-Stay at home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently. If you have any last minute errands, please wait until your food is finished cooking before stepping out of the house. If you don’t, you could end up with more problems than just a burnt turkey!
-Your children may want to help prepare for your guests, but make sure they stay away from hot foods and liquids. The stream or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee can cause serious burns. Instead of letting your children help in the kitchen, there are some great Thanksgiving themed games, jokes and coloring sheets here!
-After the celebrating is done and all the food has been consumed, make sure that you check the kitchen to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.
-This holiday season is a great time to make sure you have working smoke alarms. Test all the smoke detectors throughout your house by using the test button. If you haven’t replaced the batteries in a while, this is the perfect time to do so.
We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey!
For all your insurance needs, contact Loiselle Insurance Agency. Give us a call at (401)723-8510 or visit us online. We will be more than happy to look over your current policy to make sure you are covered this holiday season.