Summer has arrived in Wisconsin — finally. Now is the time to spend time with friends and family or take that much-needed vacation. Stay safe as you do!
It’s BBQ Season
Who doesn’t love hot dogs and roasting marshmallows in the backyard? Your grill should be on a level surface at least five feet away from any building. Never leave your grill or fire pit unattended. Turn off your grill and fuel source completely after use. Wear oven mitts or gloves around hot gloves. Fire pits should be covered with sand to put out fire. Extinguish coals and allow them to completely cool before disposing of them in a metal container.
Having Fun Outdoors
When the temperature rises, you may want to cool off in the pool. A slippery deck can lead to broken bones, and unsupervised swimming can be fatal. Here’s how your family can avoid those tragedies. Drain covers should be compliant with the Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act). Swimmers should never be alone. Parents should always accompany children to the pool and remain watchful. Drowning occurs silently. Keep life-saving equipment within reach of the pool.
If you like summer’s heat and sunshine, you might encourage your family to go outside. Trampolines and playsets get use once again during summer time. However, you don’t want your children to be one of the 83,000 thousand injured on a trampoline. To stay safe, anchor your trampoline to the ground and limit jumping to one person at a time. Check playsets for rust or rot that may sacrifice the integrity of the structure. Place playsets on level ground. Preparing the ground with soft materials such as wood chips prevents injuries.
We hope you have a good summer. If you want to add or sign up for homeowners insurance in Wisconsin, contact Bob Wolfgram Agency, Inc. to discuss coverage options.