How to Have a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner

You must ensure you have a safe thanksgiving dinner, so taking precautions is essential to guarantee a happy holiday gathering. Hosting Thanksgiving for family and friends carries a lot of responsibility. After all, no one likes dry turkey and burn rolls. While you may be ready to celebrate the holiday season with a festive dinner, it’s important to include safety in your plans. Residential fires and injuries often result from cooking activities, and on Thanksgiving Day, more home fires occur than on any other day of the year.

Have a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner with These Tips

Preparing for a safe holiday can help you avoid this kind of disaster and keep you from filing a damage claim on your homeowners' insurance.

Protect Your Dinner and Your Home

When everyone is celebrating and mingling around the house, it can be easy to forget to watch what is happening in the kitchen. Cooking fires typically result from the kitchen being left unattended. It only takes a moment for some paper to ignite or for one of the many appliances plugged in to short out. A few split seconds of carelessness could cost thousands of dollars in repairs. Although home insurance covers fire damage, you can avoid losing your dinner and home with these simple tips.
  • Set up a schedule for kitchen duty. This way, everyone can socialize without compromising on safety.
  • Limit distractions in the kitchen, such as television, small children, pets, or other things, until the cooking is over, and turn off all appliances. 
  • Divert as much traffic as possible from the kitchen to avoid injuries, spills, or burns from overcrowding.
  • Make sure all flammable materials are stored away from the heat.
The fire risk shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving meal, as these tips can help you avoid a disaster. However, should the unexpected take place, you can protect yourself with homeowners' insurance.

Extend Your Home’s Protection

Fires aren’t the only problem you might encounter when hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house. When you have extra people in your home, you raise the risk of personal injury. People could trip and fall when little ones are running around, or dishes could fall and break, cutting someone with the glass shards. Several accidents can happen, and while you may have insurance to cover injuries, your limits or covered incidents may not be enough to protect you. In some cases, personal umbrella insurance may be necessary to ensure you have the resources to address both bodily injuries to your guests and personal injuries. You can also improve the safety of your home by ensuring certain areas of childproofed, monitoring the consumption of alcohol, and only allowing specific individuals in the kitchen to prepare the food or clean up. Thanksgiving dinner is a beautiful way to share traditions and expressions of gratitude with your family and friends. Staying safe and having homeowners insurance to cover any mishaps are two ways to make sure all enjoy the day.

About David G. Sayles Insurance Services

At David G. Sayles Insurance Services, we help our clients decide which of these options is best for them based on their current situation and risk factors.  Contact us at 1-855-977-1842 or for a consultation!

About David G. Sayles Insurance Services

At David G. Sayles Insurance Services, we help our clients decide which of these options is best for them based on their current situation and risk factors. Contact us at 1-855-977-1842 or for a consultation!

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