Thanksgiving Home Safety Tips
Thanksgiving should be a holiday in which you and your family have happy moments, so take these home safety tips in order to avoid any bad moments.
Thanksgiving is nearly here and across the nation, Americans are stocking up for one of the most spectacular feasts of the year. Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings friends and families under one roof to share good food, conversation, and laughter. This is why it’s important that you stay as safe as possible, because even though this is usually a great holiday, it comes with its own health risks. Take a few minutes to read these Thanksgiving home safety tips to keep you and your family safe during the holidays.
With all that food to cook, it can be easy to undercook something in order to make everything on time. Remember to start early in the day to make sure everything gets its time in the oven.
- Defrosting your turkey is important; place your bird on a tray and keep it refrigerated until it’s ready to cook. The rule of thumb goes thusly: allow 24 hours for every 5 pounds of turkey in a fridge set to 40 degrees F. So a ten-pound turkey will need about 48 hours to completely thaw.
- The interior temperature of a turkey must reach 165 degrees to ensure all bacteria die.
- Leftovers need to be refrigerated within two hours after serving to hinder bacterial growth.
The kitchen is potentially a dangerous place with sharp utensils and machines of fire. Being careful could save you from a complete Thanksgiving disaster.
- Never leave your stove cooking unattended.
- Wear oven mitts when carrying something hot, and place them away from anything that can cause them to catch fire.
- Do not allow children in the kitchen while the adults are cooking with fire.
A quality home insurance policy covers your home against fire, storm, smoke, theft, vandalism, and a number of other damages. But a home insurance policy is only good if you know how to use it to serve you, not the other way around–especially on Thanksgiving. Call Remland Insurance today for additional safety information or to update your California home insurance policy in Orange County and surrounding areas – 714.532.3341