Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips Arcadia CAWhat you can do to protect your family and home this Thanksgiving. 

Although most of us have the luxury to cook year-round, cooking during Thanksgiving specifically seems to hold greater depth; we tend to unite as families and communities, embracing the good spirits of the season. With deviance from daily routines and additional guests present, there are more safety concerns that arise just as there are more people to protect.

Take a look at these safety tips to keep your family safe while cooking this Thanksgiving:

  • Ensure that your fire alarms are working efficiently. It is also often suggested to keep a fire extinguisher in the home that is easily accessible.
  • Keep the floor spaces clear of obstacles that could trip or hurt someone.
  • Do not leave the kitchen if something is cooking on the stovetop and do not leave the home while something is baking in the oven.
  • Keep an eye on children at all times in the kitchen and never leave them in the kitchen unattended.
  • Be aware of the location of your appliances, cords and any other sharp objects that could lead to injury in your kitchen.
  • Avoid cross contamination while cooking by thoroughly washing anything that comes into contact with raw turkey or other meats and their juices. This includes the countertops, utensils, the sink and your hands.
  • Be mindful of the length of time the food on your table has sat out before packaging it as left-overs. It is suggested that food left out for longer than 2 hours should be thrown out rather than saved.
  • If refrigerated, your thanksgiving left-overs should be eaten within 3-4 days, and otherwise discarded.
  • Keep an eye on your pets this Thanksgiving. Make sure your guests are aware of what is appropriate to feed it if anything at all.

Lastly, it is always a good idea to make sure that your homeowners insurance policy matches up to the activities taking place within your home. Make sure to contact us at Weaver & Associates Inc. to ensure that you have the best policy to protect your family and home year-round!