Helpful hints to keep you and your home safe throughout the season

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Holiday home safety tips…

• Keep windows, garages and sheds locked, and don’t forget to use deadbolts.

• Use timers to turn on lights and a television or radio.

• Maintain at least a foot of space between a burning candle and anything that can catch fire.

• When hanging lights outdoors, avoid using staples or nails which can damage wiring. Use UL-rated clips or wires instead.

• Don’t overload electrical circuits with holiday lighting; unplug your tree and outdoor lights before going to bed.

• Don’t leave a spare key in a “hiding place.” Burglars know where to look.

• Lock your power box with an electricity authority lock (lock to which you and the electric company have a key) so that your home security alarm system can’t be cut off from the power supply.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

 

Source: Keller Williams Realty