Home Safety Preparations This Halloween

Posted on Oct 24 2017 - 1:00am by Business Day TV

Mom and daughter preparing for the HalloweenIt’s easy to be caught up in the excitement of Halloween, especially if there are kids in the house. You’re all set to decorate the house, including the lawn, and you’re already planning your costumes–if you haven’t decided already. There’s one thing you should not forget this time of year, however: home safety.

Keep the Garage Locked

Pennsylvania gets busy this time of year because of the Halloween parties and parades. In the excitement, you may forget to lock your garage, which houses your vehicle and other prized possessions. To make sure the garage can be locked properly, call for garage door repair services if you notice that the door is not locking as smoothly as it used to.

Steer Clear of Deers

A deer was found stuck in between fences in West Chester, but thankfully the authorities have safely removed it from the scene. You don’t want your own home to cause harm to an innocent stray, whether it’s a deer or a neighborhood dog, so be watchful of those fences. If you notice any animal lurking about, call the police to handle the situation. It’s also a good idea to set up a camera along the perimeter fence, in case lurking animals are not your main concern.

Know the Parade Schedule

As Halloween activities are underway, there will be costumed people around the neighborhood. Your guard may be down. You may not know the intentions of the person hiding behind that Halloween costume. Know when the parade is happening and make sure your doors are locked around that time. You should also be mindful of people who seem lost in the neighborhood. If you know the schedule of the parade, you’ll easily know when someone is lying about joining it and straying from it by accident.

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You should not let your house be vulnerable to trespassers this time of year. Watch out for unwanted animals and people lurking about, and keep your home safe.