Stay Safe This Season With Holiday Safety Tips!

Featured Author: Contra Costa Living Blog Team

Holiday Safety Tips Contra Costa CA

Make sure you’re safe this holiday season with these holiday safety tips!

Home Safety –

Keep your home safe for the holidays! While the holiday season is a time for good cheer, not everyone shares the same sentiment. The holiday season increases your risk for holiday home burglary. Prevent burglary with these tips.

  • Set your lights on a timer. That way it will give the illusion that someone is your home even if your out and about, reducing your chances of a burglary.
  • Don’t leave your gifts in plain sight. If your gifts are visible from the street it increases the chances of a break-in. Make sure to take care with your trash too! Don’t just throw out your holiday gift boxes. It advertises what goodies you have inside. Wait until trash day to put out your trash.
  • Invest in a security system. If you don’t already have an alarm or video system, think about investing in one. It will give you peace of mind that your home and family are safe!

Decoration Safety – 

Lights, trees, and candles are all wonderful parts of the holiday season! But they can also be a fire hazard! Prevent any holiday fires with these holiday home safety tips.

  • Keep your tree hydrated! A dry tree has an increased risk of catching fire.
  • Pay attention to your lights! Before you plug in your lights make sure there aren’t any loose, exposed, or frayed wires. Never string more than three strands of lights together and turn off the lights if you’re not home.
  • Keep decorations away from heat sources! Leave a three-foot perimeter!
  • Never leave an open flame unattended!

The Contra Costa community would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season! For more information on community events, contact All About Contra Costa, your local community forum.