​​It’s that time of year for holiday planning and preparations! Creekbend Property Management knows that tenants who generally follow the rules for the rest of the year may accidentally or unintentionally allow things get out of hand during the holidays. To help you plan for a safer and happier Thanksgiving, Creekbend Property Management is providing these important safety tips:

Tenants are responsible for their guests
Thanksgiving often means out-of-town guests arriving for dinner or even staying overnight for a few days. Tenants need to know that they are responsible for the actions and behavior of their guests. Whether it’s violating the noise regulations as outlined in the rental lease agreement to swimming in the pool after hours to illegal activity, if the guests of the tenant are not following the lease agreement, the tenant can be penalized for it.
Open flames inside
Thanksgiving and other holiday decorations often include candles, scented wax warmers and other open-flame decorations. It doesn’t take much to jostle a table, tip over a candle and cause a fire.
Open flames and children or pets is generally a recipe for disaster and can quickly cause your Thanksgiving preparations to go up in flames. Remember where the fire extinguishers are and how to use them.

Deep frying turkeys
A fast-growing trend in preparing turkey for Thanksgiving is to deep fry it in the backyard in a large vat of hot oil. The potential for injury and property damage is huge with deep frying turkeys. Again, make sure children and pets are being monitored and have a fire extinguisher handy.
Overloading electronics
Thanksgiving dinner preparation in a small space like an apartment can mean lots of extra appliances, like electric frying pans, slow cookers, griddles and more. Add in anything that overnight guests bring in, such as hair dryers, curling irons, and other electronic devices and the outlets may get overloaded. Besides, a lot of people put up holiday lights inside and outside during Thanksgiving to get a jump on decorating for Christmas. Tenants should limit the number of appliances and electronic devices in use simultaneously Use power strips to reduce the risk of electrical-related problems and even an electrical fire.
If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving gathering, there will likely be a need for extra parking. Make sure your guests know where the available guest parking spots are and to park their cars properly. When cars are squeezed into spaces that are set aside for other residents, double parked or even parked in places that aren’t even meant for parking could be a potential for fender-benders.
Creekbend Property Management wishes all of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, S.C. specializing in rental properties in Charleston, James Island, Park Circle, North Charleston, West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and Goose Creek. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!


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