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tipsThe glorious day of turkey and pumpkin pie is upon us, American Dream Realty fans! Now, while the food is great, let us not lose sight of what the holiday is really about: being thankful. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned one, there are things to look back on throughout the year, and still things you should look out for to make sure your Turkey Day is a safe one. Join us today, as we give you tips on how to have a safe Thanksgiving, surrounded by the people whom you care about the most.

It may seem like an age-old warning, but the way in which you cook your turkey. Turkey fryers have had a deep history of causing fire, and is a leading factor when it comes to both home fires and homeowners insurance claims in the month of November. Save yourself the trouble this year and fry with caution. Place the fryer at least 10 feet away from your home on flat ground, and always use a thawed-out turkey in the fryer—any turkey still partially frozen can cause an explosion. Keep a constant eye on the temperature, and always have a fire extinguisher handy in case things head south yet. Also, cooking your turkey in the oven can prove to be a safer and tastier alternative.

Also, it may seem like a no-brainer, but beware of keeping flammable material near the stove in the kitchen. Most kitchen fires are caused by accidents that could have been easily prevented, like leaving a kitchen towel too close to the stove. Do a quick clean-up before getting to work, and be sure to always keep an eye on the stove. In addition, try your best to keep little ones out of the kitchen, as they can cause an accident that may result in a fire, or even worse, harm to them.

Finally, we just ask you to celebrate with caution. It has sure been a long year, and there are many things to be thankful for, but please celebrate responsibly. If you plan to drink, please do not drive, and drink responsibly. Enjoy the day, the football, the turkey, and most of all, the company. You’ve earned it.

From all of us at American Dream Realty of South Jersey, we wish you and your family a happy, safe, and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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