Keeping Your Cool this 4th of JulyPublished: July 1, 2015
This weekend we celebrate Independence Day with cookouts, fairs, parades, fireworks and much more. All of this 4th of July fun will have you out and about in the July heat and it’s important for you to keep cool during this weekend’s festivities. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you don’t get overheated this weekend.
1. Stay Hydrated
Carry water with you everywhere you go. Dehydration can ruin all of your 4th of July fun, drinking lots of water will keep you going this weekend.
2. Hit the Faucet
Every couple of hours find the nearest faucet and run your wrist under the cool water. Doing this will help you keep your core body temperature under control. There is a main vein runs close to the surface of the skin on your wrist. Running cool water over this vein will help cool your blood, dropping your core body temperature.
3. Cool Down Your Sunscreen
Stick your sunscreen in the fridge or in your cooler. The lotion will get nice and cold, which will feel great to apply over your hot skin to help lower your core body temperature. Also, try applying cold lotion to the bottom of your feet, it will feel amazing and help cool you down.
4. Incorporate Water Activities
Besides adding a lot of fun to your 4th of July festivities, water activities are a great way to cool down in the summer heat. Hook up a sprinkler to your hose and run through the water. Fill a pool (even if it’s just a small one) and splash around. Load up on water balloons and squirt guns. Just make sure there’s lots of water to play in!
5. Take A Break
Don’t get so caught up in all of the 4th of July fun and forget to give yourself a break. Head indoors to enjoy some air conditioning every few hours. The cool air from your AC will feel amazing on your skin and help refresh you.
6. Make Sure Everything is in Working Order
Double check that your sprinklers are working, your hose doesn’t have a hole, your AC has enough Freon, your faucets are running properly and your pipes are free of clogs, before the holiday gets here. You don’t want to be in the middle of your BBQ and discover that your AC just gave out on you or your water supply isn’t flowing like it’s supposed to.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your air conditioner, pipes or have any other plumbing or HVAC concerns and you would like an inspection from a certified local professional, before the 4th of July gets here schedule an appointment online or give Tiger Plumbing Services a call today at 1-866-TIGER70.