Tips for a Safe Independence Day Weekend

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and you may have some exciting plans ahead. This year, your celebrations may be a little different to the previous years. Coronavirus and civil unrest has dominated our lives, and you may need to take a few extra safety precautions this season to ensure your loved ones and property are protected this holiday.

 

Fourth of July Safety Tips

 

Firework Safety

Although you may be tempted to set off your own fireworks this year, it is best left to the professionals to handle. Fireworks can cause house fires and injuries to humans and animals in seconds. Instead of cautiously setting off your own, head to your local firework show and admire them from a safe distance.

 

Pet Safety

The loud bangs and screeching noises that come with firework shows can scare pets to no end. Many will be disorientated, sick, frightened, and anxious throughout the night. To help, bring your pet into one room before the fireworks begin. Surround them with their favorite toys and leave the TV or radio on to drown out the sounds. If your pet gets especially anxious on this day, talk to your vet to see if there are any remedies to keep your four-legged friend calm.

 

Home Safety

When leaving your house to go to a firework show or meet up with friends, always double-check that your doors and windows are locked. Remove valuables away from the windows, as well as bricks, ladders, and backyard furniture that can be used to damage your property or reach first-floor windows.

 

We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Fourth of July. For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact the team at J. Archer Insurance Group in Houston, Texas.

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