Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Thanksgiving is a time for family, giving thanks, and of course, who doesn’t love the food? While the holidays may mean a day off of work for some, phone lines for insurance companies tend to ring more around this time of year, but why?
The day before Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year, and more cars means a higher possibility of accidents. Traffic is never fun, but you can avoid making an insurance claim with a couple of driving tips:
- Prepare for delays by leaving early and avoid speeding
- Limit your alcohol
Thanksgiving Meal Prep
The food at Thanksgiving is always the focal point of the holiday, but it can also be the downfall if it is poorly prepared. The following tips and information can help make sure your post meal nap is on the couch, rather than in the emergency room:
- Make sure turkey fryers are set up properly and the meat is fully thawed before cooking to avoid an explosion
- Keep watch while food bakes – 16% of cooking fires are contributed to unattended ovens
- Cook food to the proper temperature to avoid the possibility of food poisoning
If 2021 has taught us anything, it is that the world is unpredictable. Speak with your insurance provider to make sure your home is well protected against the unexpected. Make the holidays as safe as possible.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Shepard Insurance Group!