Tomorrow is the last day of September and that means things are about to get spooky across the country as people get into the Halloween Spirit! Tomorrow is national Ghost Hunting Day and from now until the big night people will be enjoying all of the fun and festivals that October traditionally brings. It also brings out the decorators among us which can cause problems if someone gets injured due to your decorations – no matter how fabulous. Here are a few tips to help you make sure you protect your interests while still enjoying the fun décor that this season brings:
- Don’t turn your yard into an obsacle course. Make sure you have a clear pathway or walkway for vistors to reach your home. Illuminating it with lights can help your guests avoid falls.
- Don’t use candles. Though they’re beautiful at night, they are also one of the biggest hazards on Halloween. Many decorations – and costumes – are flammable and a candle can easily ignite them.
- Check your security systems and fire alarms. With all of the traveling we do for sporting events and the many festivals, making sure your home is properly monitored is a great way to help prevent loss.
- Light it up! A criminal is less likely to approach a house with plenty of lighting. Motion activiated lights can also help to alert you and your neighbors to outside activity.
- Check your insurance! If you are planning an event at your house or know that you’ll be traveling, be sure and talk with your insurance provider to make sure you are covered for any event!