TIPS: How to Handle the Downside of the Summer Season?

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You know that summer isn’t just about the beach and the luxurious parties and vacations you have already marked on your calendars. Other than the activities you have come to anticipate, there may also be some essential ones that had slipped your mind as they are overpowered by thoughts of having a fun summertime.

Natural disasters and domestic accidents that mostly happen in warm seasons are just a few of the things you need to consider. The likes of hurricanes, solar heat gain and domestic fire hazards aren’t scenarios that you can just simply ignore. They are pretty troublesome, in one way or another, and if not taken seriously, may ruin the summer you’ve always dreamed of.

The key here is preparation. Natural disasters and domestic accidents may be prevented through pro-active preparation. Think of the worst so you may be able to combat the least favorable ones that could happen.

Hurricanes

As the temperature increases and humidity continues to escalate in intensity, we become more prone to experiencing cruel storms that sometimes lead to hurricanes.

Awareness and well-disseminated communication can save you from a lot of trouble. Always be on the look-out for news. Once the weather starts to express itself in an angered behavior, be more attentive to reliable news sources. Aside from that, you also need to be well-versed mentally and physically of the things needed for disaster prevention. Coordinate with local entities and groups that advocate on such prevention.

Remember that there are three phases of handling this situation: before, during and after a hurricane. It’s your responsibility as a socially conscientious resident of your community to seek the right information on what to do on the said stages. As much as possible, share what you know to others.

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Solar Heat Gain

Solar heat gain is defined as the amplified heat inside your home that is caused by the intense radiation of the sun. While this is the least severe scenario you can experience in your home, it still needs to be addressed.

Too much heat even in a shaded place like your home leaves you with nothing to actually call a legit place for resting. Your body needs a particular time to cool down from the outdoors. Now going home with a temperature that doesn’t essentially help your body to do it may lead to dehydration, and worst, heat stroke.

Aside from using your HVAC system, invest in window coverings that control the heat flow in your home. Install them on windows and doors that are especially located on the east and west part of the house as they are the ones that are directly hit by sunlight. Thick curtains for window treatment are also helpful.

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Fire Hazards

Precautions need to be taken to prevent domestic accidents like fire. Although summer isn’t the time when you use your heaters and light your fireplaces for additional warmth, other sources are still capable of producing flame like cooking.

The U.S. Fire Administration reveals that two-thirds of fire-related incidents begin in the kitchen as a result of home cooking. Other than that, overheating of electrical equipment as the need for HVAC use arises may also trigger home ignition.

Be a precautious homeowner. Keep your property investments safe.

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