Homeowners Insurance Bryan TXThere are so many wonderful Christmas movies to watch – and the month of December with so little time in an already busy schedule trying to fit in the time to watch them. “Home Alone,” one of my favorite holiday classics, reminds us not only to remember all of family members when traveling but to also lock up and guard your home appropriately during the holiday season when traveling for vacations or to see loved ones – of course be sure that your homeowners insurance in Bryan and College Station is current and in force.

In addition to home security, it is important to remember that being safe doesn’t just stop with locking doors. Christmas means in-door trees that can cause fire hazards, dangerous feats hanging Christmas lights, and social media hawks watching for posts about out-of-town travel plans. Guard your home this holiday season with these Tinsel Time Tips for your friends at Jones & Associates.

  1. Don’t Advertise That Trip – Our first tip to avoid break-ins over Christmas vacation is to avoid posting anything regarding travel away from your home. Feel free to share photos, stories, etc. after your trip; posting information before or during a trip is simply inviting trouble. As hard as it is to resist posting great photos and happenings while gone, you might inadvertently be alerting unwanted guests about your absence, in essence advertising that the house is vacant and ready for burglars to enter. Even if a family member or house-sitter has remained, you wouldn’t want that person to face a burglary attempt alone by someone who thinks the house will be vacant due to posted travel plans. Home burglaries can happen any time of year, so relax in the comfort of knowing you have homeowners insurance in Bryan or College Station Texas to protect your home and its valuable contents from theft and damage.
  2. Safety With Christmas Decorations – Our second Tinsel Time Tip involves Christmas decorations. While decorating for the holiday season can be fun and bring lots of joy, it can also be quite hazardous to your health. Whether hanging garland and mistletoe inside or Christmas lights outside, if hanging things up high, always be sure to have someone spotting you, holding the ladder. Your home may be jolly and bright with all of those lights, but you won’t be if one of your small children or family pets gets into your decorations. Try to keep anything breakable and hazardous where it cannot be reached and hang lights where they cannot be pulled down by a curious toddler or puppy. Speaking of pets, some of your favorite holiday plants can be very poisonous to pets if ingested. Lilies, holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias are all poisonous. Even though poinsettias get the worst wrap in that bunch, the first three of those listed are the most poisonous plants to avoid.
  3. Christmas Tree Safety – Last but not least, our third Tinsel Time Tip has to do with your Christmas tree. Whether real or fake, a tree can be a fire hazard in your home. If you love that fresh balsam smell from a real Christmas tree, be sure it is always thoroughly watered and far away from any candles. We used to keep our tree in the den where the fireplace was because it looked so cozy; however, that’s an accident waiting to happen. Even if the tree is a fake tree, it can still be a fire hazard under certain conditions. Real or fake, be sure that a Christmas tree does not have any lights that are cracked or broken; check each strand twice for cracked, broken or dead bulbs.

Whether the whole family is coming in for Christmas or you are traveling across the country for the holidays, protect your home with the tips above and excellent coverage offered by homeowners insurance in Bryan and College Station TX from Jones & Associates and enjoy your Christmas. We are working hard this holiday season to protect you, your valuables, and your loved ones – so you can focus on friends and family during this special time of year. Call Jones & Associates today at (979) 776-4740 and let us take help you find the best homeowners insurance in Bryan and College Station to suit your needs!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From All of Us at Jones & Associates!
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