Fire Prevention Tips During the Halloween Season
Fire Safety Tips for Your Halloween Festivities
Halloween may be spooky, but no one wants anything seriously scary to happen, such as a house fire. And by following some precautions, you can avoid common blaze hazards. The Suffolk County fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Oakdale are here to provide important fire prevention tips so your family has a safe and fun time during the Halloween season.
Inspect Halloween Costumes
The most remarkable aspect of Halloween is showing off your creativity and personality within your costume. Whether you are purchasing or DIY-ing your outfit, ensure that the material is fire-resistant. While browsing for a store-bought costume online or in person, check the packaging to see if it is rated for fire safety. For homemade outfits, carefully consider the fabric.
For instance, assembling toilet paper for a mummy costume is a huge fire hazard because one lick of a flame from a Jack-o’-Lantern or candle can cause a dangerous situation. That said, consider using a material such as wool; it is one of the most fire-resistant natural fibers because it is difficult to ignite and burns slowly so that the flame can be put out quickly.
Avoid Some Decorations
While at your favorite home decor store, keep fire prevention top of mind when purchasing your Halloween decorations. For instance, you can find more details about the product on the packaging or quickly search online if you are unsure whether it will be safe in your home.
Now, when it comes to Jack-o’-Lanterns and candle-lit decorations, we recommend using LED candles. Not only will they help reduce the risk of a real fire, but your mind will be much more at ease if you forget to turn them off at the end of the night.
Place Your Decorations in Safe Areas
As you plan the layout of your decorations, think about who will visit your home during the Halloween celebrations. Ensure that your home’s sidewalk is clear of candles and flammable debris since trick-or-treaters will be running up to your front door for candy.
Another thing to keep in mind: You wouldn’t want to place a lit Jack-o’-Lantern near the ground where small children can touch it. Additionally, confirm that batteries are fresh for fire safety and utilize safe extension cords if you have outdoor inflatables or other Halloween decorations.
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