Happy Summer Checklist

Whether you’re leaving town on a dream vacation, grilling with friends, day-tripping at local parks or cooling off at the pool, we’ve got you covered! Check out our suggestions to keep your family safe, happy and healthy all summer long.

Check it twice. Avoid that nagging feeling you left a faucet running two hours after you’ve embarked on your week-long vacation. Keep your home secure (and your blood pressure normal) by double-checking faucets, locks and appliances.

Grill with care. It’s time for a cookout — come and get it! But before you fire up the grill, check the area to avoid mishaps by keeping those touch football games away from your grilling area; and, uh, no lawn darts, please!

Splash safely. Beating the heat at the local pool? Bring water to keep hydrated, and check your sunscreen’s SPF level and expiration date to avoid “feeling the burn.” Watch your little ones — never leave them unattended. Before plunging in, be sure to refresh your pool safety know-how.

Get covered. Family reunions, graduations, Fourth of July get-togethers … Make sure shindigs like these are a big hit by planning ahead. Send invitations, create your menu and make other preparations well in advance. And consider an umbrella policy to protect yourself should the unexpected happen during parties at your home.

Plan for storms. It wouldn’t be summer without storms. Prepare for tornadoes by taking precautions, making a storm plan, and knowing what to do when hail strikes or the power goes out.

Stay in motion. Summer means putting the wheels in motion, literally! Wear helmets and other protective gear when biking, skateboarding and inline skating. Be sure your kids use sidewalks, stay away from cars and play safely on playground equipment.

Relax and avoid worrying about the unexpected this summer. If you’d like to discuss more options for keeping your family and your home safe this summer, your agent is happy to help!

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