There are a whole array of activities and opportunities for fun in the summer. But before you fully immerse yourself in the season, it's crucial to make sure you're equipped with the right knowledge to avoid becoming "that guy" who overlooks essential safety measures. In this guide, we'll walk you through the do's and don'ts of summer maintenance, including firework safety, responsible bonfire practices, AC cleaning, and electrical safety.
Firework Safety: Celebrate with Caution and Keep Your Community Safe
Hint: We all know Uncle Carl...the one who thinks Roman candle fights are hilarious... Don't be Carl.
The Wrong Way: Mishandling fireworks and ignoring safety guidelines. Failing to follow safety guidelines can lead to accidents, injuries, or fires.
The Right Way: Practice firework safety with these tips and help keep your community safe during the holiday weekend.
Follow local laws and regulations regarding fireworks.
Purchase fireworks from reputable sources and carefully read and follow the instructions.
Set off fireworks in open areas, away from flammable objects, buildings, and people.
After the fireworks display, be sure to clean up the area thoroughly to prevent any potential fire hazards. Dispose of used fireworks properly and remove any debris or remnants to reduce the risk of accidental fires.
Keep a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby and ensure fireworks are fully extinguished before leaving the area.
Bonfire Safety: Enjoying Outdoor Fires Responsibly
Hint: Don't let a few too many drinks dim your summer fun. Put out the fire completely before heading to bed.
The Wrong Way: Neglecting bonfire safety measures.
Starting fires in unsafe locations or disregarding safety precautions can lead to dangerous situations.
The Right Way: Practice responsible bonfire safety with these tips.
Choose a suitable location for your bonfire, away from flammable materials and structures.
Clear the area around the bonfire site from dry leaves, branches, or debris that could easily catch fire.
Keep a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby for emergencies and to fully extinguish the fire.
Always supervise the bonfire and never leave it unattended.
Keep Your Cool: The Right Way to Clean Your AC Outside
Hint: No matter how awesome you are, no AC on hot nights and your family will turn against you. Let's ride the Father's Day sweet spot and stay in their good graces.
The Wrong Way: Ignoring outdoor unit maintenance.
Neglecting the outdoor unit can lead to reduced cooling efficiency and potential breakdowns.
The Right Way: Follow these steps for proper AC cleaning.
Turn off the power supply to the unit before starting any cleaning.
Remove debris, such as leaves and grass clippings, from the exterior of the unit.
Gently hose down the unit to remove dirt and dust, being cautious not to damage any components.
Trim vegetation around the unit to ensure proper airflow.
Consider scheduling a professional inspection for a more thorough assessment.
Safety First: Electrical Tips to Avoid Becoming 'That Guy'
Hint: Earth to Clark, safety first! Don't pile on the extension cords to light up the camper for people in planes to see.
The Wrong Way: Overloading extension cords and neglecting safety precautions.
Overloading extension cords or outlets can lead to electrical hazards, including fires and electrical shock.
The Right Way: Practice electrical safety with these steps.
Use extension cords and power strips within their recommended load capacity.
Avoid daisy-chaining extension cords, as it can increase the risk of overheating and fire hazards.
Regularly inspect electrical connections and outlets for signs of damage, and address any issues promptly.
Leave electrical repairs or installations to qualified professionals for your safety.
Hey, we understand that nobody's perfect, so if you happen to have a "that guy" moment, we've got you covered with our KS Maintenance services. Call us today or if you live in a KS Management community, text your maintenance needs to 734-999-4470. Wishing you a fantastic and safe summer ahead!