With the holidays often comes the potential for disaster to strike, resulting in unwanted insurance claims. In order to make the holidays much more enjoyable, be sure you are properly covered this holiday season, as well as follow these helpful tips:

Prevent cooking disasters. Cooking is the leading cause of residential fires in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association. Whether it may be due to deep-fried turkeys, cookie and pie baking marathons, to reheating your leftovers, cooking can result in the potential for kitchen fires. Be sure to closely monitor long cook times, as well as take precautions and actions in order to avoid burns and spills.

Don’t let your decorations be a fire hazard. From unattended candles, to unsafe fireplaces, to overloaded outlets, there are potential fire hazards all over your home. Be sure to avoid using lights with frayed wires, as well as keep children and pets away from potentially dangerous decorations.

Protect your property from theft. The holidays are often the most active time for thefts and burglaries. By checking your credit card statements and bank accounts, you are better able to stay on top of potential financial disasters. It is also a good idea to check your homeowner’s insurance policy to ensure that your purchased gifts are covered. It is critical to ensure that you are always taking the appropriate steps to protect your property and your finances, especially during the holidays.

If you need help ensuring you are properly insured this holiday season, contact the Brazelton Insurance Group today!