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Spooktacular Home Safety Tips for a Hauntingly Good Halloween

10/2/2023 (Permalink)


Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's time for costumes, candy, and all things spooky. While you're busy decorating your home with cobwebs and jack-o'-lanterns, don't forget to think about safety. At SERVPRO® of Milpitas, we're all about helping you enjoy the holiday season while keeping your home safe from unexpected scares. Read on for our top tips on how to have a hauntingly good Halloween without any real disasters.

1. Light Up the Night:

One of the best parts of Halloween is the eerie ambiance. While dim lighting can set the mood, it's important to ensure that your walkways and stairs are well-lit to prevent accidents. Consider using battery-operated candles in your pumpkins and pathway lights to guide trick-or-treaters safely to your door.

2. Beware of Fire Hazards:

Jack-o'-lanterns with real candles inside can be a fire hazard, especially if they are placed near flammable decorations. To avoid a real-life scare, opt for LED candles or battery-operated lights inside your pumpkins. They provide the same spooky glow without the risk.

3. Costume Safety:

Ensure that your little ghouls and goblins have costumes that are not only creepy but also safe. Choose costumes made from flame-resistant materials, and make sure they fit properly to prevent tripping hazards. Add reflective tape to costumes and candy bags for better visibility in the dark.

4. Clear the Path:

Remove any potential tripping hazards from your walkways and yard. This includes toys, garden hoses, or decorations that might obstruct the path for trick-or-treaters. A clear path ensures that everyone can navigate your property safely.

5. Protect Your Pets:

Halloween can be stressful for pets with all the costumes and commotion. Keep them safe by securing them in a separate room away from the front door during trick-or-treating hours. This will prevent them from getting spooked and bolting out the door.

6. Check Your Smoke Alarms:

Before you embark on your Halloween festivities, take a moment to check your smoke alarms. It's a simple step that could make a big difference in the event of an unexpected fire scare.


At SERVPRO, we want you to have a spooktacular Halloween filled with fun and memories, not disasters. By following these safety tips, you can ensure that your home remains safe and sound while you celebrate this ghoulish holiday. If you ever find yourself facing an unexpected disaster, whether it's fire, water damage, or mold, remember that we're here to help you get your home back to its pre-spooky condition. Happy Halloween!

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