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Ensuring Comfort and Safety: Your Post-Holiday Season Home Checklist

Written by A. Borrelli Mechanical on 12.19.23


As the holiday season winds down and the new year begins, it's the perfect time to shift our focus from festive decorations and celebrations to the safety and well-being of our homes. The post-holiday season is an opportune moment to address any potential hazards and ensure that your living space remains a haven of comfort and security. To help you kick off the year on a safe note, we've compiled a comprehensive Post-Holiday Season Home and Safety Checklist.

Inspect and Store Decorations:

  • Carefully inspect holiday decorations for any damage or wear and tear.
  • Safely store decorations in labeled, sturdy containers to protect them for the next year.
  • Dispose of any damaged or broken items responsibly.


Check Electrical Systems:

  • Inspect holiday lights for frayed wires or damaged sockets.
  • Replace any faulty lights and consider upgrading to LED lights for increased safety.
  • Unplug holiday decorations and lights when not in use to prevent electrical fires.


Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

  • Test each detector to ensure they are in proper working condition.
  • Consider upgrading to smart detectors for added convenience and safety features.


Kitchen Safety Check:

  • Inspect kitchen appliances for any signs of wear or malfunction.
  • Clean out the oven and stove, removing any accumulated grease.
  • Check and replace fire extinguishers if needed.

Review Home Security Measures:

  • Ensure that all doors and windows are secure.
  • Test your home security system and update passcodes if necessary.
  • Consider installing smart home security devices for enhanced monitoring.

Inspect Heating Systems:

  • Schedule a professional HVAC inspection with A. Borrelli to ensure your heating system is functioning efficiently.
  • Replace air filters to maintain good indoor air quality.
  • Check and clean vents to prevent blockages.

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Review and update your family's emergency evacuation plan.
  • Check the expiration dates of emergency supplies, such as first aid kits and canned goods.

Winter Weather Preparedness:

  • Insulate pipes to prevent freezing.
  • Stock up on rock salt or ice melt for icy walkways.
  • Ensure that snow removal equipment is in good working order.

By taking the time to complete this post-holiday season home and safety checklist, you are not only ensuring a smooth transition into the new year but also creating a secure and comfortable environment for you and your loved ones. 

Topics: Home Health and Maintenance

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