Halloween Safety for Your Home

As little ones become filled with excitement for Halloween, we should all make sure our homes and yards are ready to welcome the extra visitors Halloween will bring.

Here are a few tips for a spook-tac-ular Halloween:

  •  Make sure that your home and front door are well lit so that trick-or-treaters can easily identify where to go to collect their goodies.
  • Sweep up any loose leaves on your walkways to avoid trips and falls.
  • Park your car in the garage or to one side of the driveway so that trick-or-treaters have easy access to your home.
  • Lit candles are not the only way to light up your jack-o-lanterns. Try using flashlights, battery operated tea lights or glow sticks for a creative alternative. Not only does this eliminate a fire hazard, it also allows you to tend to your trick-or-treaters without worrying about the wicked wind blowing out your flame.
  • Pets should stay away from the door to keep them – and your visitors – safe.
  • Keep in mind that some children have allergies, so if you can, avoid treats that include nuts, which may trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Testing your smoke alarm, motion detector lights and security systems are good practice. Halloween is a great annual reminder for these checks – especially with illuminated decorations and extra traffic to and from your home.

If you have little ones heading out to spook the neighbourhood, remember to make sure that their costumes fit properly, and add reflective tape to make them visible in the dark.  Wear light coloured clothing and tell your children to wait until you have checked their treats before they eat them.

Often, what we also find scary about Halloween is that it reminds us that the cold weather is just around the corner. If Old Man Winter is someone you are fearing, we have Cap Pricing Plans that help make the months ahead less scary.

 Your friends at Irving Energy wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

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