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Severe Drought: When The Water Runs Out

Posted by Junk King on Sep 9, 2022 5:00:00 AM

(Credit: Deepti Hari, Flickr.)

[This article was first published here in October 2021 and has been revised and updated.]

Vast regions of the American West are in a drought and water has become a critical concern. And California, the hardest hit, also has the largest demand.

For California residents, as well as other states in the West, conserving water is far more than a smart thing to do. It has become a survival issue for many. 

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Topics: health and safety, safety tips, drought resistant, low water lawn, conservation, drought, water conservation

Summer Fun And Travel: Keep It Safe And Keep It Cool

Posted by Junk King on Aug 1, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

Summer 2022 is playing out to be a memorable one, but not all for good reasons. Staying safe and keeping cool is essential for enjoying your summertime.

Hydrating, staying indoors, reducing activities - these are good tips, but you still have to work, go to places, and enjoy life. So, how do you do that safely and still have summer fun?

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Topics: summer cleaning, safety, health and safety, summer fun, safety tips, drought, heatwave

Summer Travel Tips: Don't Go Without Them

Posted by Junk King on Jul 25, 2022 5:00:00 AM

There are probably things as quintessentially American as the summer family road trip. And there is nothing better than being prepared and safe when you go.

Safety while you're on the road includes the home you've left behind for the next week or so, as well. And peace of mind comes with preparing before you leave. 

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Topics: home security, health and safety, summer fun, holiday tips, safety tips, helpful tips

Keep Summer Fun By Staying Prepared

Posted by Junk King on Jul 15, 2022 5:00:00 PM

 

Summer fun one of the main things we look forward to each year. And one of the keys to making sure your summer stays fun is being prepared.

While many of us take time off in the summer for vacations and road trips, Mother Nature never takes a vacation. From floods to earthquakes, from wildfires to tornadoes, natural disasters can occur on any scale. 

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Topics: disaster cleanup, health and safety, summer fun, safety tips, home hardening, wildfire

Summer Is Coming And That Means Vacation Road Trips

Posted by Junk King on Apr 25, 2022 5:00:00 AM

There are few things that say 'family vacation' than a road trip in the summer. No chores, no work, and the promise of new adventures. So, it pays to be safe.

Everyone loves a fun road trip and there's much to be anticipated with new sights, new things to experience, and new memories to make. Which is why being prepared to be safe is the smart way to go.

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Topics: safety, health and safety, summer fun, holiday tips, safety tips

5 Tips For A Happy, Healthy Holiday

Posted by Junk King on Dec 6, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The holiday season is a time for family and friends, food and fun. But there are a few things that can spoil your holiday festivities, like getting sick.

Don't let your holiday spirit to get in the way of being safe, taking precautions, and avoiding a bout of something you don't want for Christmas!

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Topics: COVID-19, health and safety, sanitation practices, coronavirus, safety tips

7 Common Safety Risks During The Holidays

Posted by Junk King on Dec 1, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The holiday season is typically considered to be the three months from Halloween though New Year's Day. And it can be a wonderful time, but also dangerous!

No one wants to end up in the hospital or emergency ward because of an inconvenient accident - especially not during the holidays. 

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Topics: large trash, health and safety, holiday tips, safety tips, household waste removal

Flu, Colds, And COVID - Getting Vaccinated

Posted by Junk King on Oct 20, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

It's that time of year when many of us need to get our flu shots. Yes, the flu is still a thing, and so are colds. And don't forget your COVID-19 vaccination!

With all of the media attention given to the coronavirus, we can forget the need to guard against other health concerns.

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Topics: COVID-19, health and safety, coronavirus, safety tips, vaccination

Staying Safe After A Disaster

Posted by Junk King on Sep 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

2021 has turned out to be as bad as last year when it comes to distress, disease, and disasters. But it's just as important to stay safe in the aftermath.

Whether it's smoke, water, fire, flood, storms, or some other event, staying safe after something has happened is just as critical as staying safe when it's happening.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, storm cleanup, safety tips, smoke damage, flood damage, wildfire

5 Ways to Cool Down During This Summer's Heatwave

Posted by Junk King on Aug 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM
 

[This article was originally published in August 2011 during a previous heatwave. It has been revised and updated for August 2021.]

 

It’s hot! Climate change or just a normal cycle of nature, it's hotter than ever and staying cool has become a priority.
 
But it's not just because we don't like the heat. Drought conditions and record-breaking heat can be dangerous for many people. So knowing how to cool down can be a vital health hack.
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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk removal, health and safety, summer fun, safety tips

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