Dangers of Garden Hoses Left in the Sun.

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Dangers of Garden Hoses Left in the Sun.

Leaving a garden hose outside exposed to direct sun can cause the left-over water inside to get extremely hot. The fire department says the internal temperature of those hoses can reach 130-140 degrees, causing serious burns to people and animals.

Spraying children or animals with a hose is not something you should do when your first turn on the hose. It is especially important to let the water run for a few minutes before letting anyone touch the water.

Check the temperature of the water coming out of the garden hose just like you would before bath time. The water will cool down after a few minutes, making it safe for play time.

Although most parents and children look forward to summer weather, it is also the time of year when unexpected accidents can occur the most. Boats, playgrounds, and pools are just a few of the places children get injured the most during the summer.   Fortunately, most of these accidents can be avoided if parents plan ahead of time and follow some basic safety tips.

Recovering compensation after an injury

If your child was injured due to another person’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.  It is important to make sure your child’s injuries get attended to.  A personal injury claim can help alleviate medical bills and provide financial compensation for their present and future needs.  Contact the attorneys at Berger and Green today at 412-661-1400 for a free no-obligation consultation.

Source: ksat.com, “Fire department warns of burns from water in garden hoses”

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