Have a Safe Thanksgiving with These Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it is time to put your extra chairs around the table or pack your bags to go visit your family. No matter if you are hosting the holiday at your home or you are traveling, it is important to make sure you stay safe. Keep these Thanksgiving safety tips in mind to ensure everyone has a safe holiday.

If you are staying home:

  • Make sure someone is home if anything is cooking. If you are cooking something on the stove, make sure to stay in the kitchen.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher that is rated for grease fires in your kitchen while you are cooking and that everyone in your family knows how to use it.
  • Keep any flammable objects away from the stove while you are cooking, such as towels, pot holders, and food packaging to help avoid a fire.
  • Before you go to bed at night, make sure to check the oven and stove to ensure that they are turned off.

If you are traveling:

  • Give yourself extra time to get wherever you are going so that you do not have to speed or drive during the night.
  • Check all fluid levels in your vehicle, including the windshield washing fluid to make sure that they are all at the proper level.
  • Check the tire pressure of all your tires, including the spare. The proper pressure for your tires will be listed on the side of your driver’s door.
  • Stop as often as necessary, especially if you are driving a long distance. Switch drivers often so you do not drive when you are drowsy.

Having the right homeowners and auto insurance policy can help to ensure that you and your family are protected from any unfortunate situation this Thanksgiving. Contact the insurance professionals at Mayer Insurance in Apple Valley, Minnesota for all of your insurance coverage needs this holiday season.