Summer Backyard Safety Guide

The moment your kids step outside for backyard fun, you need to take precautions. Ideally, it would be great if you can sit out there and watch them all the time. Obviously, if you have toddlers, then that is exactly what you’ll be doing. However, when the kids get a little bit older they can probably be left alone a bit longer. To make sure they are safe, you need to take precautions and get your backyard ready for summer fun. Here’s what you need to do:

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Establish Pool Rules

A swimming pool in your backyard means your backyard is going to be very popular. Everyone needs to know the rules. There are actually the same rules you would have at the YMCA pool or any other public pool. That starts with no running around the pool. There shouldn’t be any diving. Perhaps you can remove the temptation by removing the diving board.

Your swimming pool should also be enclosed with a secure fence. This keeps the young ones out for sure but it can also prevent other animals from wandering in for a dip.

Inspect the Yard

You should always inspect your backyard before any play session commences. That inspection is also vital before you do any lawn mowing. There’s no telling what could be dropped in your yard from one day to the next. You might not be aware of where your kids are playing with their toys. Those could get caught in a lawnmower and cause a lot of trouble. It helps to keep your grass trimmed so that things don’t get lost in the lawn.

When mowing the lawn, don’t ever leave your mower running unattended. If you have a riding lawnmower, then the temptation is to give little kids a ride. This is probably a bad idea. It’s better to treat the lawnmower as a tool rather than a plaything.

Remove Old Playsets

Before the start of summer, you’ll also want to check out your children’s playsets. After being exposed to the elements for several seasons those playsets could become damaged and worn out. This holds true for a swing set, playhouse or trampoline. At the first sign of damage, you should consider replacing those playsets. This is a perfect job for Junk King Chicago. These junk removal experts have been taking away oversized and bulky items for over 10 years. Two-man Junk King crew assigned to your task will know exactly how to dismantle anything in your backyard and then safely loaded onto the back of the truck.

Get your summer of fun started off on the right foot by making sure your backyard is safe for everyone. One call to Junk King Chicago helps gets it done.

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