Get ready for a spooky (but safe!) Halloween night.
Plenty of people love a good Halloween scare – as long as no one gets hurt. That includes your house. Hot lights, open flames, and large crowds present some real risks to homeowners on Halloween night. For a safe night without any unpleasant tricks, take a look at these tips.
Light up your house
Check your outdoor light fixtures and use the highest wattage bulbs that they can safely handle. Brighter lights give visitors a better chance of seeing steps, mats, and more when walking to and from your property. You can always switch the bulbs back after the holiday for a softer glow.
Switch out candles for LED lights
If your house is going to be full of trick-or-treaters, pets, and children on Halloween night, play it safe and use battery-powered tealights instead of candles to light up your jack-o-lanterns. LED-bulb faux candles are much safer and the light still looks like the real thing!
Tighten up railings
Have wobbly railings that you have yet to fix? Make time to do so before Halloween! Securing stair railings is a trick-or-treat safety must as they can cause severe injuries if anyone leans on them too hard
Clear the curb
Reduce risks to little pedestrians by clearing parked cars from the curb for better visibility. Place a reflective “Watch for Children” sign at the edge of the road to remind drivers to be extra cautious on Halloween night.