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7 Safe Summer Dreams Checklist

Got an action-packed summer ahead?

Whether you’re leaving town on a dream vacation, grilling with friends, day-tripping at local parks or cooling off at the pool, we’ve got you covered! Check out our suggestions to keep you, your family and your home safe this summer.

  • 1.

    Check it, lock it, keep it secure

    Avoid that nagging feeling you left a faucet running two hours after you’ve embarked on your week-long vacation. Keep your home secure (and your blood pressure normal) by double-checking faucets, locks and appliances. Follow these steps before you leave home.

  • 2.

    Use care when chillin’ & grillin’

    It’s time for a cookout —come and get it! But before you fire up the grill, check out these super-safe tips; avoid mishaps by keeping those touch football games away from your grilling area; and, uh, no lawn darts, please!

  • 3.

    Keep cool at the local pool

    Beating the heat at the local pool? Bring water to keep hydrated, and check your sunscreen’s SPF level and expiration date to avoid “feeling the burn.” Watch your little ones — never leave them unattended. Before plunging in, be sure to refresh your pool safety knowledge.

  • 4.

    Be a party planner

    Family reunions, graduations, Fourth of July get-togethers … Make sure shindigs like these are a big hit by planning ahead. Send invitations, create your menu and make other preparations well in advance. And consider an umbrella policy to protect yourself should the unexpected happen during parties at your home.

  • 5.

    Ride out those storms

    It wouldn’t be summer without storms. Prepare for tornadoes by taking these precautions, register for our tornado alerts , and know what to do when hail strikes. Power outage? Don’t get caught in the dark — consider our tips, like keeping flashlights handy.

  • 6.

    Play it safe

    Summer means putting the wheels in motion, literally! Wear helmets and other protective gear when biking, skateboarding and inline skating. Be sure your kids use sidewalks, stay away from cars and play safely on playground equipment. Get more ideas by consulting this list.

  • 7.

    Enjoy your summer dreams

    Relax and avoid worrying about the unexpected this summer. American Family’s various insurance product options will help protect your dreams, too. Have a great summer!

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These recommendations are for informational purposes only. They were developed using generally accepted safety standards.