As you decorate for the holidays, how safe is your home? Do your lights have frayed wires? Are extension cords UL approved? What about the placement of holiday decorations by possible sources of fire or in the reach of small fingers?
Ensure your family’s safety this season by taking the Kidde Holiday Home Safety Audit, an online quiz that gauges whether you’re a Holiday Safety Hero, Star, Starter or Spectator when it comes to holiday home safety.
The quiz consists of questions about holiday light decorations, home décor such as candles, live, and edible decorations, placement of such items, and even about your chimney. For each question, you receive 1 point if your house is up-to-date and 0 points if an item needs to be updated. At the end, your points are tabulated and a score is given to let you know where you fall in the realm of holiday home safety.
It took me about 5 minutes to read and click on the buttons to answer questions before getting the following results:
You scored 80% on this audit. You are a Holiday Safety Star!
Nice job! You care about safety but may have forgotten to fix a few things during the rush of the holidays. With a few quick remedies, you’ll be a Holiday Safety Hero in no time!
We’re home safety nerds anyways but especially at the holidays where we have seasonal decorations that can be easy to forget about and put our home at risk. We’re careful to check strings of lights for broken wires before putting them on each year, are certain to turn off the lights at night and when we leave our home, and ensure our tree water is never empty.
Of course my score could have been better. Maybe I should have answered not applicable (N/A) to questions such as “Are scissors and decorating ribbon out of children’s reach?” Our kids are at the age where they enjoy wrapping their own presents for gift giving so these items are readily accessible to them at ages 6 and almost 9. When they were younger though, scissors were off limits! I suppose this question didn’t really apply to me since they’re older and scissor proficient! Oh well. Lessons learned and the quiz provided great food for thought, regardless of how I answered and my final score.
How would you score on Kidde Holiday Home Safety Audit?
Take the audit and enter to win Kidde’s new Worry-Free Kitchen Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (a $48 value). This alarm uses only one battery for the life of the alarm and seals in the battery to avoid button battery dangers.
To enter, take the Kidde Holiday Home Safety Audit and come back to leave a comment below letting me know how you did. Include your email or Twitter handle in your comment.
For extra giveaway entries, complete the above and any of the following:
- Tweet this daily: @TechSavvyMama & @KiddeSafety want to make sure you’re house is safe for the holidays. Take a home safety audit & enter giveaway: www.TechSavvyMama.com (1 entry/day)
- Subscribe to Tech Savvy Mama via email or RSS feed. Just leave a comment letting me know how you subscribe. (1 entry)
- Follow me on Twitter @TechSavvyMama. Leave your Twitter handle in the comments. (1 entry)
- Follow @KiddeSafety on Twitter and let me know through the comments. (1 entry)
- Leave an extra comment sharing a holiday home safety tip and include your email address or Twitter handle. (1 entry/tip)
Winner will be selected on December 17 and will be contacted via email or Twitter.
In exchange for taking the Holiday Home Safety Challenge, Kidde is providing me with a Home Depot gift card to purchase safety products from their Worry-Free line sold.