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Stay Safe Against the Sumer Heat Wave

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

How to Prepare for Extreme Heat

This summer, the heat is giving our crazy winter a run for its money, and it looks like it’s just the beginning. Heat affects people in different ways, more so if you’re young, elderly, sick or overweight. With the heat of the sun drying exposed surfaces anywhere between 50-90 degrees hotter than the air, everyone should take precautions.

To ensure that the heat does not get the best of you:

  • Wear light, loose fitting clothing and stay indoors in air-conditioned rooms.
  • Apply plenty of sunscreen and apply it often.
  • Be aware of heat exhaustion which could include clammy skin, nausea, fainting, weakness, heavy sweating etc.
  • Reduce body temperature with cool, wet cloths.

To prepare your home from heat and avoid it’s damaging effects:

  •  Install or maintain air conditioning units (insulation may be necessary)
  • Install temporary window reflectors, to reflect the heat back outside.
  • Cover windows that receive morning/afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, etc.
  • Keep your storm windows installed all year.
  • Weather strip windows and doors to keep cool air in.
  • Check air conditioning ducts for proper insulation.

Stay well informed of the heat index and avoid being outside for long durations of time. Extreme hear is no joke and could cause serious damage. SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows reminds you to stay safe from the summer heat!

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