Orlando, Fla.—Yes, it is that time of the year, and kids and parents, are ready to enjoy great food, candies, and all the fun surrounded by colored eggs and the hunting.
As a homeowner, you may already have something in the works for this year’s celebration. Family, friends, neighbors. We are still in the after shock of the pandemic lockdown so now we are more aware of the real value of little things like having the privilege to gather together.
There is also a responsibility we assume when we bring visitors to our home, especially when it’s a celebration that involves games, food, and other entertainment on the premises.
First, the basics:
Eggs, in any case, need to be handled with care. Know that eggs can spoil quickly and cause serious illness to those who consume them under improper circumstances.
Never use eggs that have been cracked or broken and keep them refrigerated before its use.
Hard boiling your eggs is a good way to protect kids from handling potentially hazardous raw eggs.
Some people do eat their decorated Easter eggs. If that is your case, be sure to use food grade dyes.
Un-cracked hard-boiled eggs usually stay fresh for one week if kept refrigerated. If you are having an egg hunt that takes longer than two hours and the eggs have been out of the refrigerator, those should not be eaten. You always have the option to make a second batch for eating purposes.
DID YOU KNOW?
About your pets during Easter. Make sure you keep them away from trouble; also known as hazards and toxins.
Most pet owners know that the chemicals in chocolate can be lethal to both dogs and cats, causing cardiac failure, seizures, coma and death if not treated quickly.
Easter favorite’s bloom: Lilies. These flowers can be toxic to cats if ingested. Even a small amount can cause kidney failure and, if left untreated, death. Look for signs of vomiting, lethargy and lack of appetite, and be sure to contact your vet immediately if you think your cat may have eaten part of one of these plants.
This is no joke, Easter basket “grass” and foil candy wrappers are not digestible, yet pets love to play with it. You must keep them away from it to avoid choking, strangulation and internal obstruction.
And last, but really should be first, home cooking fires peak on major U.S. holidays that traditionally involve cooking. Make sure to follow all preventive measures to keep your home, family, and visitors, safe and accident free.
Even after taking sufficient precautions, accidents can happen and you will protect life on top of all. In case the worst does occur, homeowners insurance policies will cover items like the structure of a home, personal belongings, and liability protection for injury to guests. Your property, and valuables can be either repaired or replaced.
Our local insurance specialists at Orlando Insurance Center will also help you save in the purchase of insurance bundles. Give us a call today at (407) 680-1214— for an initial consultation and quotes from among 20 different insurance carriers who support us!