Summer’s officially here. And with summer comes bugs. Big bugs, little bugs, all sorts of bugs, all of which are most likely not welcome in your home. If you’re facing an insect invasion and are at your wit’s end with squishing your new friends, you might be thinking about using a pesticide. But pesticides are designed to kill things, so they can be dangerous if not used properly. To keep your home safe from poisons, keep the following tips in mind.
There are a variety of reasons that you and your family might be forced to evacuate your home and head to a safe area. Wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and transportation accidents might leave your family with no option but to skedaddle. It might be your choice if your feel unsafe due to an impending natural disaster, or you might be required to leave by local officials.
You might not have lots of time to get out and go, so it’s crucial that you be prepared for the possibility of an evacuation, especially if you live on the coast or in another area that has a high risk of natural disaster. You need to have a plan so that you know exactly what to do and you can move out quickly and safely. We’ve got some preparation tips that will help make your emergency evacuation as smooth as possible.
Summer can get brutal. The sweltering heat from our friend the sun makes it extremely important to be conscious of our water consumption. The heat causes water to evaporate, and fast. There are a few things you can do that will help you reduce your water use. Conserving water isn’t just good for the environment—it’s good for your wallet! By following these super easy tips, you can do your part to help save the planet.
Swimming is a staple of summertime. Hanging out around the pool is a fantastic way to stay cool when the temperature starts climbing. If you have a pool in your backyard, you need to be aware of the risks that come along with it. As the homeowner, you’re responsible for the safety of the swimmers. Even though the shining blue water might look completely harmless, there are a lot of dangers that are associated with swimming pools, and you need to know how to manage them.
We’ve come up with some pool safety advice to help you keep everyone safe as they’re having their summer fun.
If you work at a retail store, you’re all-too-familiar with the chaos that is the holidays, Memorial Day Weekend, or pretty much any time there’s a big sale. People rush around to do their shopping and it feels like there isn’t enough time—or hands—to worry about keeping everything neat and tidy. When there are customers packed into the store, safety might take a backseat. However, it’s vital to enforce safety over speed and to always keep the floor clear.
There are a few things you can include in your training to make sure that your retail store stays safe both for your customers and your employees. The following are some safety tips that could come in handy around your store.
When you were growing up, your parents may have hounded you about putting on sunscreen. At the time, sunscreen might have seemed like an annoying, greasy nuisance, but now that you’re grown up with kids of your own you understand the importance of sun safety. Sunburns and overexposure to the sun could cause skin cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in the United States. And make no mistake—skin cancer is serious stuff. It can be fatal. The CDC says that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes.
With summer rapidly approaching, it’s crucial that your family makes sun safety a priority. Running around outside, swimming, playing sports, and working outside leave you vulnerable to those invisible (but very scary) UV rays, which, as we said, can cause some serious damage to your skin. To help you keep everyone sun-safe this summer, we’ll go over some tips for sun protection.
Nothing is impervious to water. Somehow we don’t think about how destructive little raindrops can be. If there’s a bad storm we think about trees falling, hail pelting windows and cars, branches being thrown around like twigs – you know, the usual. But somehow we forget about the water.
Flooding can happen for a variety of reasons, not just from heavy rain or even hurricanes (although both can create some pretty serious deluges.) Mudslides can cause flooding. So can snowmelt that runs into rivers. There’s also the possibility that nearby development and construction can change the land so that it can’t drain like it should. At any rate, when your building is doing its best impression of a swimming pool, it doesn’t really matter what caused the flooding in the first place. You just want the water out of there.
While we can’t completely shut Mother Nature and her swamps of water out, being prepared can help reduce the damage your business could face from a surprise flood. We’ll explain the basics of commercial flood insurance, but we’ll also go over some ways that you can bolster your business’s defenses against flooding.
Your four-legged friends are members of your family. Your cat or dog is your buddy, your companion. They’ve snuggled their way into your heart, and the thought of something happening to them during a disaster is devastating. Your pet relies on you to take care of them and to provide for them, and this is even truer during a disaster.
To help you keep your pets safe, we’ve put together some tips to follow if you ever have to weather a natural disaster or another emergency with your pet.
No business owner wants to consider the possibility of their business going up in flames. If your business were to be burned to the ground, the financial burden would be staggering. You’re facing not only the costs of rebuilding the premises itself but also the cost of your lost income and profits. Most businesses that face a fire don’t end up reopening after the fact. The good news is that there are some steps you can take to lower the chances of that happening.
No one wants to think about what would happen if a disaster were to hit their home, but being prepared is everything. To help your family get through a disaster, there are a few things you need to do, including preparing an evacuation plan and packing up a disaster kit. If you’re wondering where to start when preparing your disaster kit, we’ve got some things for you to keep in mind as you assemble it.