Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving in your McHenry New Home

November 12, 2012

thanksgiving with mchenry county new homesThanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends. You plan the perfect meal, you decorate your McHenry new home with fall-inspired décor and you welcome your guests for a day of food, fun and laughter. The last thing you want to worry about on this holiday is safety. With delicious food cooking in the oven and on the stove, accidents can happen, so it is important to take extra safety measures in order to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

At Gerstad Builders, we want you to have an accident-free Thanksgiving, so here are some fire prevention tips to help you enjoy your holiday:

  • Make sure that the smoke detectors are working and keep a fire extinguisher available not more than 10 feet from the stove.
  • Before you start your holiday cooking, make sure that the oven and stove are clean.
  • If a person is not helping with the food, then do not let them in the kitchen. Too many people in the kitchen can cause accidents, especially with children, so it is best to just not let anyone in the kitchen unless they are cooking.
  • When cooking, do not wear dangling jewelry or clothing with loose sleeves.
  • When cooking on the stove, cook on the back burners when possible and turn pot handles in.
  • Never leave the kitchen while cooking. If you have to, leave someone watching the food or turn off the stove while you are gone.
  • Keep your beautiful Thanksgiving decorations away from the sources of direct hear.
  • Candles make for stunning decorations, but if you use candles make sure they are all our before going to bed or leaving the house. Also, make sure that the candles are placed in a sturdy fireproof candleholder and that they are placed up high so that guests can’t brush against them and children can’t reach them.
  • Thanksgiving is not a day to worry about safety, so make sure you follow these tips to have an accident-free Thanksgiving.

Gerstad Builders’ spacious home designs are perfect for entertaining friends and family over the holiday season. We currently offer beautiful new homes in Poplar Grove, McHenry, Richmond and Williams Bay. For more information on all of our communities, visit the Gerstad Builders website today!

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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