Summer is finally in full swing, which means it is time to enjoy all of the wonder and fun associated with everyone’s favorite season of the year! As you enjoy summer BBQs, swimming in the pool, tubing in the lake, and other outdoor fun, it becomes increasingly important that you keep these summer fun safety tips in mind:
- You must lather up with sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 each and every day. Be sure to cover the most commonly skipped areas – your ears, scalp, feet, and hands!
- Mosquitoes and other pesky critters often come hand in hand with enjoying water fun. Lathering up with insect repellent that contains DEET can help protect you from some of the most bothersome bites.
- NEVER let anyone under the age of 16 swim in the pool themselves and unsupervised, no matter how experienced they may claim to be. As a homeowner, you have a responsibility to ensure no guest or uninvited visitor is injured near or in your pool. You can do this by installing the proper equipment to ensure safety.
- Whenever hosting a BBQ, be sure to practice safe food handling habits and move all combustibles away from the grill. It is also important to entrust someone to man the grill whenever you feel the need to step away for a moment.
Please keep these summer fun safety tips in mind for a worry-free and stress-free vacation! Contact Perry & Carroll in Elmira for all of your New York insurance needs.