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Written by Adam Miller
Keep trick-or-treaters safe on your property this Halloween with a few small property improvements.

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes an opportunity for property owners to welcome children and families to their doorstep with trick-or-treating festivities. Before welcoming visitors to your property this Halloween, it's important to make sure your property is safe to prevent falls, slips and other personal injuries or property damage. Here are three ways to make your residential or commercial property safer in time for trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

Light It Up

One easy and beneficial improvement to your property before Halloween is the installation of strategic landscape lighting. Landscape lighting can improve nighttime visibility on pathways, sidewalks, driveways and other areas areas where visitors might walk. The improved visibility reduces the likelihood of trips, falls and other accidents from running, excited kids. Placing landscape lighting in strategic places can also highlight architectural features of your home or commercial property in flattering ways, and can help disguise other problem areas of your property before visitors arrive.

Safe Lawns Mean Safer Visitors

Another way to improve property safety in time for Halloween is through proper lawn maintenance. Property owners with tall, overgrown grass can end up attracting vermin such as mice or snakes, which can then injure visitors and their children and create liability issues. In addition, tall grass can also hide sprinkler heads, garden decor or stones that could cause falls or injuries to visitors.  Also, well-maintained lawns have fewer low-lying spots that can create tripping hazards for visitors.

Repair Uneven Walkways

One common way visitors can be injured on Halloween is from uneven walkways, driveways, ornamental stonework and sidewalks. Repairing these tripping hazards can improve safety for visitors throughout the year, and reduces liability issues with falls and personal injuries on your property. In addition to improving safety, property owners end up with a more aesthetically pleasing property free from unsightly cracks and uneven walkways.

Halloween should be a time for children and their parents to enjoy a safe evening of fun and festivities, and small improvements to your residential or commercial property can help keep visitors and family members safe. Aegis can also help keep your property safe through quality insurance solutions for homeowners, renters and business owners. Call Aegis at 713-850-7622 for more information on their wide range of insurance solutions, or go online for a free quote today!

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