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5 Home Safety Tips for Halloween


October 7, 2019 By The Allstate Blog Team
Posted: October 28, 2019 by Alisa Bonelli


Halloween is a night for dressing up in costumes, spooky thrills, trick-or-treating and, of course, fun. To help keep Halloween safe, here are some precautions homeowners can take before the ghouls and goblins come knocking on the door:

1. Teach Your Trick-or-Treaters Safety Tips

Halloween safety for kids starts at home. Remind your trick-or-treaters to walk, not run, while going from house to house and always use the sidewalk or walking path, says Safe Kids Worldwide. You should also teach them to only stick to well-lit areas. If you have children younger than 12, Safe Kids Worldwide recommends that they trick-or-treat with an adult.

2. Safely Light Up the Night

Lit candles may help add a spooky glow to the carved pumpkins on your front porch, but the National Fire Protection Association warns that candles pose a fire hazard. Consider opting for battery-lit candles, or wrap a string of orange lights around your porch railings instead. If you have a long driveway or walkway, it’s a good idea to turn on any outdoor lights so trick-or-treaters can easily see the front yard and path to the door.

3. Clear a Path

Help keep treat-or-treaters that visit your house safe by clearing any debris or obstructions that could be a tripping hazard, recommends KidsHealth.org. Consider repairing things like loose porch railings or uneven walkway stones that may be a hazard to visitors. If you add spooky yard decorations like tombstones, fake cobwebs or mummies, be sure that these decorations do not obstruct pathways.

2. Safely Light Up the Night

Lit candles may help add a spooky glow to the carved pumpkins on your front porch, but the National Fire Protection Association warns that candles pose a fire hazard. Consider opting for battery-lit candles, or wrap a string of orange lights around your porch railings instead. If you have a long driveway or walkway, it’s a good idea to turn on any outdoor lights so trick-or-treaters can easily see the front yard and path to the door.

3. Clear a Path

Help keep treat-or-treaters that visit your house safe by clearing any debris or obstructions that could be a tripping hazard, recommends KidsHealth.org. Consider repairing things like loose porch railings or uneven walkway stones that may be a hazard to visitors. If you add spooky yard decorations like tombstones, fake cobwebs or mummies, be sure that these decorations do not obstruct pathways.

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