Here are a few things you can do to keep your family and guests safe this summer.
- Check your outdoor equipment such as swing sets for sharp edges, rusty bolts and loose parts, and repair or replace if needed.
- Digging up the yard by planting a tree, starting a garden, putting in a fence or sprinkler system, or having other excavation work done? Think safety first! Always contact CBYD online or by phone at 811 before you start digging so your underground utilities are located and marked. It's free!
- Avoid grill grease fires and flashbacks by keeping your grill clean (especially the grease trap) and burner tubes where small insects may have made their home, which can block the flow of fuel. Learn more about gas grill fire safety from Travelers.
- Going on vacation? Don't broadcast your plans on social media! You're not only telling your friends, but you're informing thieves who are waiting for an easy target like an unoccupied home. Wait until you return to post images and videos of your fun.
- Don't invite crime by leaving bicycles and scooters out on your lawn for thieves to steal. Put your toys away when not in use.
- Mosquitoes carry a number of diseases, including the Zika virus. One way to keep those nasty pests away is to eliminate standing water around your home, especially after a rainstorm.
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