Stay safe in this extreme heat!
Lately the weather has been very dry, hot and humid. We have been on a heat advisory as well. Extreme heat is when the temperature is above 90 degrees for two to three days. During extreme heat evaporation is slowed and the body works harder to maintain normal body temperature.
Using these tips will help keep you cool and safe during this horrible heat.
- Wearing light and loose clothing will keep you cooler. Dark tight-fitting clothing will trap in the rays; keeping the heat in.
- Drink more water! Try to stay away from caffeine and alcohol as well.
- Avoid high-energy activities and get help when doing hard manual work outside
- Keep your home cooler by covering all windows with drapes or shades, using weather-strips on all windows and doors, and using an attic fan if you have one.
Check often on your elderly, neighbors and pets. This heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat strokes. Staying hydrated and cool will less your chance from any heat illness.
SERVPRO wants everyone to continue to have a fun, cool and safe summer!!