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Summer Risks to Your House – and How to Prevent Them

Summer is a time for fun, barbecuing, and spending time with friends and family outside. While you may have a natural tendency to keep your eyes for danger, some hazards will inevitably slip by you – even in the comfort of your own home. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a quick overview of commonly overlooked hazards in the home during summer.


Keep an eye out for these hidden home dangers in your own backyard:


  • Your kids’ pay set – Heights, slippery surfaces, and hard surfaces on your child’s play set could end up hurting them in some way. In addition to supervising their fun, you can protect your child even more by installing shock-absorbent material underneath the backyard playground to minimize the pain if they fall. Sand and rubber surfaces are also viable options.


  • Wood furniture – Backyard furniture made from pressure-treated wood may contain arsenic, a substance that poses an increased risk of cancer to those who use and eat off them. Sealing the wood once a year or using tablecloths are easy solutions to minimize the health threat.


  • Bug bites – In today’s world, a mosquito bite could turn into much more than a small, itchy patch on your skin. Be sure to use insect repellent when you intend to be out in your yard for an extended period of time.


Keep these summer dangers in mind while you enjoy the season at home. Ensure you have the right homeowners insurance in place. Visit the professionals at McCarty Insurance to get started on your tailored coverage. We can help you understand the ins and outs of your chosen policy.

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