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SAFETY - A Halloween trick-or-treat safety tip

Hire a contractor or handyman to fix the problem before your guests arrive.

 

#6 Use Friction Tape on Steps

 

Steps can get slippery in damp weather. Prepare by applying friction tape ($16 for a 60-foot roll of 1-inch-wide tape) to steps. If your neighborhood is at risk for an early freeze, stock up on ice melt, too ($20 for a 50-pound bag).

 

A related Halloween trick-or-treat safety tip: Clear your walk, steps, and stoop of any obstructions like potted plants – and even jack-o’-lanterns. Move them where no one can accidentally stumble on them.

 

#7 Clear the Curb — It's the Most Important Trick-or-Treat Safety Tip

 

Here’s a scary statistic: Four times as many child pedestrians are killed on Halloween night than a normal night. Of all the trick-or-treat safety guidelines, this one could be the most important.

 

Reduce risks to little pedestrians by clearing parked cars from the curb for better visibility and placing a reflective “Watch for Children” sign at the edge of the road. On busy streets, consider having adults take turns maintaining safety in the street with a hand-held traffic control light.

 

Find more homeowner tips on the National Association of Realtors website, houselogic.com.

 

The Stark County Association of Realtors welcome you to visit our website at www.starkrealtors.com for a complete listing of Realtors and Affiliate members who are sure to meet your professional needs. The Stark County Association of Realtor members are honored to service the Stark & Carroll County Communities.

 

If you have any questions or comments on this article, please contact me by email at president@starkrealtors.com.