4th Of July Home And Pet Safety

4th Of July Home And Pet Safety

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With the Fourth of July coming up, make sure you and your family celebrate the safe way with these tips! 


Fireworks and Sparklers
Don't let a fun holiday activity turn into a homeowners insurance claim! 

  • Never try to relight a "dud" firework or sparkler

  • Always keep a fire extinguisher and/or hose nearby in case of fires

  • Never give fireworks to small children

  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place


Pool Safety
Pool safety is always an important topic when living in Scottsdale, Arizona but this is a perfect time to reinforce the rules with your family! 

  • Keep a first aid kit near the pool/on the boat

  • Take shifts as the "lifeguard" on duty. Always clearly communicate who has the responsibility of watching children around the pool

  • Never consume alcohol while driving a boat

  • Always wear a life vest when participating in any water sports, such as wake boarding or jet-skiing 


Arizona Heat
With temperatures expected to reach 110° in Scottsdale over fourth of July weekend, keep these tips in mind!

  • Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to going in the water

  • Make sure you are drinking enough water, especially if you are consuming alcohol

  • Recognize symptoms of heat exhaustion and keep an eye on others


Grilling Safety
Fireworks aren't the only fire hazard to watch out for this weekend!

  • Set a boundary that kids are not allowed to cross while the grill is on

  • Make sure the grill is set up in an open space, away from the house, deck or tree branches

  • Check gas grill hoses for cracks or leaks

  • Never grill in an enclosed area


Pet Safety
More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year! Help keep them safe!

  • Turn music or the TV on for your pet to drown out fireworks

  • Make sure your dog has a tag on for just in case purposes

  • Give your dog a chew toy that will last several hours to distract them from the noises outside

  • Never use fireworks around pets


If you're looking for firework displays in The Greater Phoenix Area, here are a few suggestions:

Tempe Town Lake Festival & Firework Display (Tempe)

Aviano Fireworks Display (North Phoenix)

Desert Ridge Fireworks (North Phoenix)

Red, White & Rawhide Festival (Chandler)

Arizona Diamondbacks Postgame Fireworks (Downtown Phoenix)

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld (Scottsdale)

Fabulous Phoenix 4th (Central Phoenix)


Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Dwellings Realty Group! 


Written by Kelsey Donovan of Dwellings Realty Group




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