On: October 26, 2017 In: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance

The holiday season is finally here and that means it’s time to make sure your home is ready for a Halloween celebration. Whether you’re having friends over for a candy-filled night of fun or you plan on welcoming lots of tiny tots in costume to choose their favorite treats, it’s also a good time of year to revisit your homeowner’s insurance policy. With a comprehensive Florida home insurance policy and a few simple safety tips, you can make sure everyone have a spooky and fabulous night!

Top 3 Halloween Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Follow

1. Safety Begins at the Road

When most people think about what’s covered under their Florida homeowner’s insurance policy, they think about their roof, the house itself, and any items inside. But the risk of injury on Halloween (and any other day of the year) begins at your property line. Before the big night, walk along your entry path from the road all the way to your front door. Make sure there aren’t any trip hazards along the way and that the path is clear and well-lit for guests. If you light the way with the wonderful eerie glow of lanterns, remember to go for the LED lights instead of candles to reduce fire hazards.

2. Keep the Furry Goblins Away

With the doorbell constantly ringing and the shuffle of tiny footsteps making their way through the yard, it’s best to keep your furry family members away from the action. Scared cats and dogs could easily dart out the door. The chance for a scuffle with a neighborhood trick-or-treater is greatly increased during the festivities. So, keep your pets contained in a separate room, away from all the excitement.

3. Revisit Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

With the changing of the seasons and so many different visitors arriving at your home on Halloween, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at your Florida homeowner’s insurance coverage. Give yourself and your guests’ peace of mind this Halloween by making sure you’re covered in the event of an accident.

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Halloween

No one wants an otherwise fun and spooky Halloween celebration to turn into an insurance claim or lawsuit against your insurance. With a few precautions, your home will become a happy haunt for all. And be sure to kick off the holiday season with the right homeowner’s insurance policy to fit your family’s needs and budget. Visit our friendly team at Southern Oak Insurance online today to get a free quote! No tricks here, just treats!

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