Top 5 Tips for a Safe and Awesome Northeast Ohio Summer

May 11, 2021

Regardless of the season, the weather in Ohio can be quite unpredictable.  In the summertime, the weather off the coast of Lake Erie can be especially strange!  From hot summer afternoons to icy summer evenings, here are 5 tips to make sure you can enjoy the highs and lows of the summer in Northeast Ohio without having to worry about the safety of you, your family, or your home.

1. When it’s hot outside, make sure to stay hydrated.

When the summer rolls around, the heat can take you by surprise.  Whether you are out boating on the lake, or spending an afternoon in the backyard, it is integral to stay hydrated.  Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help to make sure that you stay healthy and well throughout the often balmy summer months.

2. Use caution when taking on landscaping projects.

Summer is the season for home improvements.  When you’re taking on your big backyard project, it is important to keep safety in mind.  After you are finished using outdoor tools, make sure to store them away, out of the reach of children.  Make sure that all potentially dangerous lawn care chemicals are properly disposed of or stored away after use.  It can be helpful to keep a lockable cabinet for potentially dangerous lawn care tools and chemicals for safe storage after use.

3. Ensure that your car is road-trip ready.

Before embarking on any trips on the open road, make sure that your vehicle is in top condition.  Ensure that your car’s essential machinery is in working order, and check to see if you are due for an oil change before departure.  Make sure to store extra water, masks, and snacks for the car trip.  Making sure your car is in good shape before a road trip can help to ensure that your trip is safe and fun!

4. Wear lots of sunscreen.

Make sure to apply and re-apply sunscreen regularly in order to prevent painful and potentially dangerous sunburns.  Consulting your doctor about the SPF level that is best for your family can be a helpful first step in ensuring that your skin is safe all summer long.

5.  Consider installing a home security system.

Your home’s security is important year round.  Installing a home security system to protect your family and your belongings can help to ensure that your home is safe from any unwanted intruders.  Home security systems can also provide a rate reduction for some Homeowners Insurance policies, potentially saving you money on your coverage.  Consult Savoy Insurance Group to learn more about your Homeowners rates, and other discounts that our partner companies offer for improving the safety of your home,

Following these steps can help keep you safe this summer while you enjoy the warm weather here in Northeast Ohio.