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Mar 20, 2017

Important Tips for Backyard Safety

Now that the weather is warming up, families are anxious to get out into their yards again. They savor the memories of the warm sun, children’s laughter, and carefree days as the entire family looks forward to enjoying their outdoor space.

Outdoor areas, like indoor living spaces, also have their dangers. However, with a few safety precautions, your yard can become the haven of nature you want it to be.

  1. Remove yard debris. Winter may have left a trail of downed limbs and broken branches, which could be dangerous. A little yard maintenance will provide a safe environment for all
  2. Check for dangerous plants. There are a number of toxic plants, including poison ivy and poison oak, that can be hazardous. Locate and eliminate them early to prevent their spreading. If using pesticides or lawn treatments, avoid letting the children and pets play on the lawn for at least 48 hours.
  3. Repair or remove broken toys. Rusty swingsets, ripped trampolines and broken sandboxes are unsafe for children, so either repair them or call 123JUNK to remove them from your yard. Check playsets for loose bolts or railings, and inspect for insect nests.
  4. Walk the property. Review your yard for other broken items such as lawn statuary, trellises or garden boxes. Inspect the integrity of fences, walkways, patios, decks and other structures and make repairs as needed. Tighten slats and railings, and replace rotted wood.
  5. Check your pool or hot tub. Make sure your outdoor water features are in good working order, and check for punctures. Check also their safety features such as railings and gates. If your pool or hot tub have been nonfunctioning for a while, have them removed. We’ll do that.
  6. Clean the grill. Prepare the grill for outdoor cooking by cleaning it thoroughly and checking for gas or propane leaks. Ensure proper proximity away from flammable structures, like a deck or tree branches.

As part of your community, we care about the families we serve, and want to see everyone enjoying – safely – their homes and yards.

Let 123JUNK Help Clean Up Your Backyard

If you have yard debris, old swingsets, pools or hot tubs, outdoor equipment or tools that need to be removed, Call 123JUNK. We’ll be glad to give you one all-inclusive price for hauling away almost anything from your interior or exterior property in Northern Virginia, D.C. or Maryland. Let our uniformed professionals do the heavy work for you. Contact us today!

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