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Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners

Halloween safety tips for Trick-or-Treaters are shared widely, and rightly so. It's an exciting evening for youngsters and they need reminders about safety while they are out having fun.


Halloween presents some safety concern for homeowners, too.


  • Keep your home and yard safe for trick-or-treaters. Remove garden hoses, toys, bikes and other trip hazards
  • Sweep leaves away from sidewalks
  • Place jack-o-lanterns up off the ground so that children's costumes won't come in contact with the flames.
  • Better yet, use a battery-operated "candle" to avoid all chance of fire danger
  • Lighting is important--have the porch light on, and lights along the walkways, too.
  • Pets need special consideration--it's a good time to invite them inside with you!
  • Finally, be aware of your neighborhood; keep an eye out to discourage poor behavior; encourage motorists to slow down.

Wishing you all a safe and fun Halloween!


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 10 commentsLottie Kendall • October 24 2013 12:52PM


Hi Lottie, great tips for Halloween this year.  I hope you have an enjoyable holiday.

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) over 6 years ago

Thanks Scott -- same to you and yours

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Trick or treat!  These are great tips,  especially for new homeowners who might be hosting their first HALLOWEEN trick or treaters who just might be their neighbors for a long time!  

Posted by Jeff Fisher, RE/MAX Fine Properties (RE/MAX Fine Properties) over 6 years ago

Lottie - Great Halloween holiday safety and home owner tips!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 6 years ago

Hi Lottie, these are great reminders - and common courtesy too. Hope we get a few of the little ghouls this year. The kids around here are pretty young and tend to go to the big school parties. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 6 years ago

Hi Lottie, thanks so much. And I forgot about the pets. That is so important as well. Thanks for the post.

Posted by Terri Woods, Selling Homes and Land in Oregon (Benton, Linn and Douglas Counties) over 6 years ago


How wonderful that you've taken the time to post some safe trick or trick tips!  We sure do need to keep our children safe.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 6 years ago

Lottie, excellent post to help make Halloween safer for everyone including pets. I'm especially careful to make sure my cats are inside all night. Halloween unfortunately brings out some real sickos.

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Jeff, some of these tips are simple, yet might be forgotten, especially by new homeowners.

Laura, I hope you enjoy your Halloween evening!

Debb, I was disappointed a number of years when NO trick-or-treaters came to our house. Neighborhoods evolve and there is an ebb and flow of youngsters.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Terri, I've seen frightened animals on Halloween and on July 4th -- nicer for them to be safely inside for those evening.

Judi, Halloween is such an exciting event for childrens they need safety reminders--and we need to help them be safe while having fun.

Nancy, it's good to know your kitties will be snug inside with you!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago