Halloween is the creepiest and scariest time of the year. It’s all about haunted houses, scary movies, creepy pumpkins, frightening fancy dress and things that go bump in the night. But what if you don’t want things going bump, bang, exploding or breaking in the night?
How to keep safe at Halloween
Before you start preparing for the scariest night of the year, let’s make sure it isn’t too scary for you. We have put together some Halloween safety tips to ensure the night of Halloween doesn’t become a nightmare for you and your family.
- Before you start choosing which lights to put inside and outside of your house, check the instructions. If the instructions say for indoor use only, you can only use them inside.
- Check where your wires and cords are running. Make sure you are safe and secure, so they don’t fall and cause a hazard. Also make sure they are out the way, so they don’t get nibbles by pets or tripped over.
- Make sure your electrical decorations are also safety approved and bought from a reputable retailer. This will help ensure that the electrical items will be safe for use.
- While it may be tempting to go overboard, make sure you do not overload your sockets. Use an online socket calculator to make sure your sockets and electrics are safe.
- As midnight comes around, the full moon and the werewolves are out and you’re off to bed – make sure you turn off your electrical decorations. Do a quick check round the house to ensure all Halloween decorations are safely turned off and unplugged.
Prepare for other horrors in the night
It’s important to note that the Halloween nights, darker evenings and winter months bring out some other nasty sights too. It is this time of the year that burglars enjoy as they can work under the cover of darkness to break into homes. Make sure your home is safe and secure, and your family protected.
Can we help catch the monsters?
Here at MDS Electrical we can install motion sensor security lighting and CCTV cameras for you. Both of these items work as excellent deterrents for potential thieves. However, if the thieves still choose to try and enter your property, the lighting will enable you to see if there is an intruder. Meanwhile, the camera can catch them in the act and this evidence can be given to the police and your insurance company.
Contact us now to avoid things going bump in your home this Halloween.