How to Make Your Property Safe for Trick-or-Treaters

Q: When you see witches, vampires, and superheroes running up to your front door, what does that mean? A: Simple — it’s Halloween! And if you typically have a high turnout of trick-or-treaters on your property each year, then it’s best to make sure it’s as safe as can be for them! Before the big night arrives, here are some simple preparation tips to take into consideration!

Property Safety Tips for All Homeowners

Clean up Your Yard

Does your yard seem a tad messier than usual? Whether that means you have some gardening supplies out in the open or you have to clean up after your kids, you’ll want to make sure that your yard is as clean as can be before your “guests” arrive looking for some sweet treats!

Create a Path

Sometimes, trick-or-treaters are tempted to run across your front lawn for candy, which can be a hazard — especially if your lawn is a tad uneven. To help prevent a problem from happening, consider using either a small, plastic garden fence or solar stake lights to line the sides of the walkway up to your front door. This will help deter goblins and ghouls of all ages from taking a shortcut!

Add More Lighting

Speaking of adding solar lights to your walkways, it’s essential to illuminate your property as much as possible! Whether that means turning on flood/security lights or adding temporary solar-powered spotlights, the possibilities are endless when it comes to keeping your visitors safe!

Choose Allergy-Friendly Treats

In addition to your property, it’s also essential to think about the type of candy that you’ll be handing out. While it may seem simple to go to your local grocery store and pick up a classic assortment, there might be some candy bars that contain nuts; and this won’t be a friendly treat for some of your trick-or-treaters.

To help every little vampire get their fair share, think about opting for nut-free candy. You can even consider giving out tiny toys, too, if you’re looking to really play it safe!

If You Encounter a Plumbing or HVAC Problem on Halloween, We Can Help!

If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating, or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.