Thanksgiving Safety


Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day according to the U.S. Fire Administration. 

To help prevent home fires this Thanksgiving, the Red Cross suggests the following tips:
Keep potholders and food wrappers at least three feet away from heat sources while cooking
Wear tighter fitting clothing with shorter sleeves when cooking
Make sure all stoves, ovens, and ranges have been turned off when you leave the kitchen
Set timers to keep track of turkeys and other food items that require extended cooking times
Turn handles of pots and pans on the stove inward to avoid accidents
Follow all manufacturer guidelines regarding the appropriate use of appliances
After guests leave, designate a responsible adult to walk around the home making sure that all candles and smoking materials are extinguished

We at Westgate-Jones want to make sure that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. In order to make sure of that your holiday is safe and care-free, you will have to be careful when cooking to avoid any unexpected events. It will also help to make sure that your homeowners insurance policy is up to date and has enough liability coverage to financially cover you in case someone gets hurt on your property. Call us to check your homeowner’s insurance policy today!

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