Dover Plains, New York (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about ten people die every day from unintentional drowning. July is notorious for being one of the hottest months, and many people seek relief by taking a dip in the pool, so Donald B. Dedrick Insurance Agency is offering important pool safety tips to keep residents safe and help prevent them from making a claim on their home insurance.
- Don’t drink and swim. Relaxing by the pool with an alcoholic beverage in hand may seem like a great idea, but residents should never get in a pool under the influence of alcohol. The risks associated far outweigh what may seem like a great time.
- Keep a close eye on children. Even if children know how to swim, they could still drown due to running around the pool, slipping or bumping their head and falling in. Also be sure to have some kind of fencing all the way around pool area. This will keep children out of harm’s way when pool time is over.
- Take swimming lessons. No matter what age residents are, it’s always a good idea to learn how to swim from a professional or just brush up on swimming skills. Swimming lessons can give more confidence in the pool and lessen the likelihood of an insurance claim due to swimming accidents.
By being cautious and aware, residents can greatly reduce their chances of getting hurt or having to make a claim on their home insurance in New York. The state tends to get pretty steamy in the summer, so residents should be safe and enjoy cooling off in their pools!
About Donald B. Dedrick Insurance Agency, Inc.:
The Donald B. Dedrick Agency, Inc. was founded in September, 1957. The agency began by serving the local community and has now grown to provide a full range of insurance services to the tri-state area. Jay H. Dedrick represents the second generation to be involved with the agency. Following the retirement of his father, Donald Dedrick, Jay assumed the responsibilities as President. As the business continued its successful growth, Joseph Neumann joined the organization as Vice President. The agency currently employs a full-time staff of licensed insurance agents. With the vast knowledge of these professionals and strong relationships with insurance carriers, The Dedrick Agency is able to offer outstanding service and products to meet any individual need.