Top 7 Tips to Keep You Safe in the Summer
Summer is some people’s favorite time of year. Barbequing…Swims…Time off school…All things that you associated with summer. But, with more time off and more outdoor activities – it is important that you take some steps to stay safe. Here are some things we recommend you do while enjoying the summer.
- Going to the pool? Put on some sunblock. We all know how damaging the sun can be for the skin – both short term (sunburns) and long term (skin cancer). If you are spending a lot of time outdoors, apply the sunscreen.
- Stay hydrated! Dehydration can be a big problem in the summer. If you are at the pool, playing sports, working outside, etc. – make sure you stay hydrated.
- Bring the pets indoors. Our furry friends need an escape from the heat as well. If they are an outdoor pet, make sure that they have a cool refuge from the sun’s rays and plenty of access to water. Or, simply bring them indoors.
- Use those showers. Before swimming, make sure that you shower. This helps stop the spread of nasty, waterborne illnesses.
- Change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector. Although you may think of this as a primarily winter problem, if you have gas it is best practice to make sure that you keep the batteries in your CO detector fresh. This is something that you don’t want to find out is a problem too late.
- Stay cool in the shade. Wear hats, set up patios in shady sports, heck, even your condenser can benefit from the shade.
And, of course, make sure that you don’t have to go a day without air conditioning during the summer by scheduling preventative maintenance in the spring.
This is not an exhaustive list. If you want some more tips for staying safe in the summer, check out the CDC’s tips.
So, tell me, what do you do to stay cool during the summer?