Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we want you to be safe during the holidays. Thanksgiving Day is a great time to get together with friends and family and reflect on what you’re thankful for. The Thanksgiving holiday has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day. In fact, more than 4,000 fires occur on Thanksgiving Day each year, so it is important to keep safety in mind in the kitchen on this holiday. Here are some ideas to help keep you and your family safe during the holidays:
  • Test your smoke detectors before you start cooking.
  • Stay in the kitchen while cooking dinner. Sometimes when you step away you might get distracted for longer than anticipated.
  • Keep items that may catch fire away from hot surfaces.
  • Turkeys can take a while to cook. It is important to stay home while the turkey is cooking.
  • Keep an eye on kids and pets so they don't touch a hot surface or pull something from the stove on top of them.
  • Keep your pot handles turned inward so the young ones don't try to reach and grab the hot pots and to avoid accidents.
  • Keep sharp objects like knives out of reach of children.
  • After you are done cooking, make sure you have turned off all burners and ovens.
  • If you have candles for decoration make sure you put them out when you are done. Walk through your house and blow them out.
At Main Street Insurance ,your safety is important to us and we want you to have a great Thanksgiving, especially a safe one. A trip to the emergency room tends to ruin the holiday. Hopefully these tips can help you have an accident-free Thanksgiving.

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