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Summer home safety tips

Summer is a time for enjoying the sunshine and all the outdoor activities you haven’t been able to take part in during the colder weather. Making sure your home is safe during these warm months is important. At EverGreen Insurance Agency in Middletown, NY we are independent insurance agents with years of experience. We put our customers first and provide the information you need to choose the right insurance policy for your needs. 

Yard safety

Playground equipment in your yard is a hazard to your children and their friends. Make sure everything is in good repair and there is enough shock-absorbing material so no one gets injured if they fall off the equipment. 

Water safety

Double-check all access to any pool area. It should all be child-proof. Safety fencing is a must. Never allow a wading pool to sit with water in it when not in use, drain the water and turn the pool over. 


Trampolines are great exercise and entertainment for every member of the family. Having safety netting will cut down on the risk and making the entrance as inaccessible as possible when you are not at home helps keep uninvited visitors out. 


Grilling is part of summer dining. Used improperly charcoal grills are a danger for carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure you use them in a well-ventilated area. Never dispose of coals until they have totally cooled.  If you are using a gas grill, turn off the gas when not in use and make sure to keep the grill away from the house to avoid damaging the siding. 


Summer is when many people leave for vacation. Secure your home before you leave. Get family to visit, arm your home security and stop your mail and newspaper delivery.

Enjoy a great summer and contact EverGreen Insurance Agency in Middletown, NY for all your home insurance needs.