Top 10 Halloween Safety TipsWith the Halloween festivities fast approaching, taking basic precautions is a major part of the preparation. It's easy to get lost in the fun and overlook these safety risks, if you're not vigilant. The good news is we provided you our top ten easy to follow safety tips for this coming Halloween to minimize any kind of safety risks that may occur.\u00a0Always check your decorations to see if they\u2019re certified, tested and approved. The certification should be on the outside of the package or stamped on the lights.\u00a0Make sure any damaged sockets or loose connections that could start fires or cause shock have been carefully looked over. One of the main causes of house fires are from electrical malfunctions. Discard any damaged wires.\u00a0Only have your electrical decorations on, when being used. Like any other electrical appliances in you home, it\u2019s not safe or necessary to have your decorations left unattended. Having decorations up around the house can be fun that we often forget that they come with possible dangers.\u00a0Make sure that all outdoor lights are fastened securely to trees, house wall or any firm supports to protect that lights from wind damage. Do not use nails or tacks to hold the light strings in place, only use insulated staples.\u00a0Use the\u00a0the right cord for the right location. Indoor and outdoor cords are rated differently.\u00a0Don\u2019t run cords under the rugs where people will walk over them or through doorways or windows where they may become pinched (pinched wires can cause a fire).\u00a0Switch to energy efficient LED lights \u2013 they produce less heat, which reduces the risk of fire and will save you more energy.\u00a0Use battery powered LED lights for your jack-o-lanterns instead of candles. There\u2019s no need for open flames.\u00a0Make sure all costumes are flame resistant.\u00a0Be sure to plug your outdoor decorations into circuits protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to prevent electric shock.