Thanksgiving is just around the corner! This festive time of year brings families and friends together to celebrate the wonderful things life has afforded them over the past year. Gathering together, we celebrate one another and indulge in recipes that have stayed alive through the generations.
We gather together in gratitude thankful for all that has been bestowed upon us. Turkeys roasting in the oven, green bean casserole baking, and luscious sweet potato pie are just some of the scents that waft through the air as we cook together and then share a meal.
There is no doubt that Thanksgiving is a glorious time. Burton Homes, your custom homebbuilder in Brevard County, wants to make sure that this holiday season is one of joyous occasion rather than a potential safety hazard. By following these simple tips you can make sure your day goes off without a hitch.
Guard the Stovetop
Lots of cooking goes on during the Thanksgiving holiday as families gather together. When you are utilizing the stovetop try and use the back burners as much as possible. Turn the handles of pots inward away from little hands eager to assist in the cooking with you.
Never Leave the House When Something is Cooking in the Oven
The turkey may take several hours to roast in your oven and it could be tempting to venture out and finish those last minute errands. Don’t!! Wait until the turkey is done and the oven is turned off before heading out.
Keep the Kitchen Floor Clear
With so many people in your home during the holiday it is especially important that you keep the floor clear of toys and other objects to protect everyone from tripping.
Check Your Electrical Cords
Your electrical outlets get a lot of use during this time of year. Make sure that the cords are in tact and free from fraying or other types of damage when you plug them in.
Try Battery Operated Candles
Candlelight can really set the mood for a Thanksgiving meal. However, it can also be the source of fires within your home. Try using battery operated candles rather than the standard flame to reduce your risk of fire. On that note, never leave the home unattended by an adult should you choose to forgo battery operated candles.
Thanksgiving is a time for festive celebration. Burton Homes wants you to experience it with a full heart free from the worry and stress of potential dangers. Keep yourself and others safe and rest in the holiday that reminds us all of how much we have to be thankful for.