Backyards aren’t just for baseball and burgers any more. For many Americans, the backyard has become a haven to unwind, have fun or entertain in style.
Of course, the more activities and backyard equipment — hot tubs, built-in fire pits, swings, trampolines, pools and barbeque grills — the higher the risk potential. Knowing some safety tips up front can prevent future problems.
“Preventing hazards will not only make your backyard more enjoyable, it can also keep homeowners premiums low by reducing claims,” says Terry McConnell, vice president and manager, Personal Lines Underwriting.
Help keep your backyard hazard-free with these everyday guidelines.
POOLS. Each year, more than 600 Americans drown in swimming pools and another 43,000 are injured.