Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year, especially for children. If you’re like most people, you enjoy decorating for the holiday, both indoors and out. Not only is it a pleasure to look at, but it also greatly enhances the experience for trick-or-treaters who come knocking on your door. That said, as a homeowner, there are several steps you can take to ensure your property is safe for children looking for tasty treats. Read on to learn more about some of the most useful precautions you can take.

Tips for Keeping Your Property Safe for Trick-or-Treaters This Halloween

There are several things property owners can do to prep their homes for trick-or-treater safety. Just some of the steps you can take are as follows:

  • Don’t use real candles in pumpkins. Instead, use tealights. These are electronic alternatives that don’t pose a fire hazard if the pumpkin gets knocked over.
  • Ensure that all lighting, such as that for decorations, is grounded to avoid electrocutions.
  • Ensure that your property is lighted sufficiently and that there is a clear path down your driveway and up to your door. Don’t have decorations or other hazards on this path.
  • Keep your pets inside and not by the door. Even gentle dogs can become stressed and even snap with so much activity at the door involving strangers.
  • If you’re not going to be around this Halloween, set your security system.
  • Check your smoke alarms.

In the Event of an Injury

If, god forbid, a child is injured on your property, there is a chance you may be held liable. For this reason, it’s paramount you take all safety measures possible to ensure the safety of children. If your child is seriously harmed this Halloween because of unsafe property conditions, our San Antonio, Texas slip and fall lawyer can help you pursue a claim against the negligent property owner in question.


Sahadi Legal Group handles a wide array of personal injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, due to defective products, and more. Contact our firm today.