Here are some spooky, Halloween-related statistics you may not be aware of. On average, there are 4,200 Halloween related injuries requiring urgent care or an emergency room visit in the U.S. every year. From Consumer Product Safety Commission data, 44% of the injuries were children under the age of 18. Almost 50% of the injuries were due to pumpkin carving accidents. Adults and kids falling or tripping while decorating or trick-or-treating resulted in 27% of injuries. And remaining percentage are related to a wide range of other, mostly preventable risks.
As your local experts in home HVAC, electrical, and plumbing, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this Halloween and as we enter the holiday season.
Keep your home safe by testing holiday decorations before you plug them in. This will help spot broken sockets, loose connections, twisted and frayed wiring, and other potential fire hazards.
Make certain sidewalks, the front door entryway, and the driveway are free of any clutter. Move planters, outdoor furniture, bicycles, tools, garden hoses, and children’s toys out of the way for trick-or-treaters.
Turn on front door lights and activate any motion sensors to help light the way to your Halloween treats and tricks. If you’re using solar lights, check to see if they are properly lighting the walkway to your home. You want to make your outside lights shine brightly for all the spooky costumed trick-or-treaters!
Arm your home with motion sensor lights. After the trick-or-treaters have filled up their bags with candy and left your house, mischief makers and cat burglars may show up. Lighting up your entire house will help scare off any would-be intruders.
Do you need additional help with these spooky and preventable holiday-related electrical issues? Give Cool Blew a call at 623-872-2900. Our professionals are always available no matter the time of day or night.