The holidays are just around the corner, meaning lights and décor, candles, and a whirlwind of cooking on the horizon. This holiday season, take the time to discuss holiday safety tips for rentals with your tenants to help keep them and your property safe and secure this season.
Holiday Safety Tips for Rentals
Fire Safety Tips
According to data from the National Fire Protection Association, 50% of house fires begin in the kitchen. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other winter holidays a few weeks away, now is the time to discuss fire safety tips with your tenants. Ensure all smoke and CO detectors are working properly and encourage your residents to test them regularly. Remember to pass along a few simple reminders as well, including not leaving food unattended, not overloading electrical circuits with too many appliances working at once, and keeping flammable items away from the stove. Last but not least, be sure to discuss how to put out grease and electrical fires. Better to be safe than sorry!
Holiday Décor Tips
Part of the joy of the season is decorating, but seasonal décor can also lead to potential disaster. Remind your tenants to check their seasonal décor by checking for frayed wires. To avoid electrical circuits from overloading, don’t connect more than three strings of lights, and be sure to turn off electrical decorations when not in use. And when it comes to candles, don’t leave them burning unattended or overnight, and keep them away from items that could catch fire.
While snow isn’t guaranteed during the holiday season here in Colorado, tenants should also be prepared. Make sure walkways, driveways, and paths are cleared of debris and electrical cords, and free of snow and ice. Be sure to use exterior lights when appropriate to prevent trips, slips, and falls.
The holidays truly are a wonderful time of the year. Don’t let a seasonal accident ruin your holiday spirit. Follow these holiday safety tips for rentals to keep your property and your residents safe this season.