Trick or Treat – Getting your Home Halloween Safe Ready

One of the most exciting holidays for any new homeowner is Halloween.  It is now your chance to meet all the ghouls and goblins in your neighborhood and join in on the tradition of giving out candy.  However, Halloween is not just all fun and games, and as a homeowner, you have a responsibility to ensure that this holiday is a safe one for all the kids and families that come to your door.


As your premier real estate agent for homes for sale in Brea, here are some tips on how you can get the most out of Halloween, while keeping it safe and enjoyable for all.


Clear the Path


Before you get the first round of trick or treaters at your door, do a quick scan of your driveway and path leading to your front door and remove or repair any tripping hazards, such as:

  • Tree roots that are sticking out of the ground.
  • Cracks in the sidewalk, driveway or path.
  • Missing paving stones.
  • Tape down any electrical cords used for Halloween decorations or props.
  • Fix any loose stairs.


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If you cannot fix or remove any tripping hazards, tape them off to provide a safe route to and from your front door.


Light the Way


Be sure to light the path to your front door for trick or treaters to approach safely.  You don’t need to invest in landscape lighting or break the bank to do so.  Get creative and embrace the Halloween spirit by using glowsticks, pumpkins or other spooky Halloween lighting options.


Remove Pets


Although most people love Halloween, the same cannot be said for most pets.  Provide your pets with a safe and comfortable area away from the front door and the high energy that comes with Halloween and trick or treating.


Safety First


To get the most out of your Halloween experience, you need to think safety first.  One of the biggest hazards on Halloween is using candles to light pumpkins.  Instead of using open flames to illuminate your pumpkins, opt for the safer LED alternative.  As always, be extra vigilant when lighting and discharging any type of firework and remember to obey all bylaws.  The last thing you want is a surprise visit from your local fire department.


Being a part of the Halloween tradition of trick or treating can be exciting, especially for a new homeowner.  To ensure that a good time is had by all, remember to provide a safe setting for the ghouls and goblins that are going to be visiting your home this Halloween.  If you would like any other holiday safety tips or are interested in some of the new and exciting real estate options that are available in Brea please contact me today.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Happy Halloween from Darryl and JJ Jones.




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