Thanksgiving Safety Tips

With Thanksgiving just days away, it is a good time to remember important safety tips to make sure the holiday is safe and happy.
What is the best part of Thanksgiving? Besides getting to spend time with loved ones, obviously the best part is the FOOD! Thanksgiving comes with lots of food and what comes with lots of food is the risk of fire. Fire is the last thing that may come to mind on this day but cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. Another leading cause of Holiday claims involve theft. Many people travel out of town and leave their homes unattended or leave items in their vehicle that end up getting stolen.
Here are some  safety tips to help you have a safe Holiday with your family:
-Don't leave your cooking unattended whether you're frying, grilling or broiling your food.
-Use a timer so that you don't forget the stove or oven is on.
-Don't leave any appliances on as you depart .
-Smoke alarms save lives. Make sure you have one installed with fresh batteries.
-Don't post your plans on social media before you leave wait until after your trip to show off how great it was.
-Buckle up, avoid distractions and most importantly don't drink and drive.
-Plan your route, be patient and allow for extra travel time.

It is better to be safe than sorry. Using these preventative methods can help you spend a safer and happier Holiday season. It is also a good time to pay a visit to your Insurance agent so they can review your policy and make sure everything is up to date.