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Tips On How to Beat the Heat in Southern California

Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Jennifer Ohlsson


Throughout California in places like Fontana, Santa Clarita, and Rancho Cucamonga, heat waves are prevalent this time of year. Many homeowners have a pool on their property or have one nearby. Many though aren't so lucky, finding it hard to keep cool and still stay active during the summer.  Below are a few tips on how to keep cool in a smart way over the summer months. Remember, along with drinking fluids, wear light colored loose fitting clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen!Tips On How to Beat the Heat in Southern California - Image 1

 

DRINKING

Not all beverages are hydrating. Sodas are filled with sugar. Also, don't wait until you're thirsty to drink beverages rich in electrolytes. Drinking extremely cold water may cause cramps. Drink cool water throughout the day. Avoided sweetened drinks with caffeine and alcohol. Regardless of your activity level, you should increase the amount of water you ingest as the temperatures soar.

 

SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Increased Thirst

 

If you are outdoors for a long period of time in the Southern California heat, keep track of how you feel over the duration. Seek medical attention if you feel the following signs of severe dehydration. Diminished judgment and disoriented feeling. Pale clammy skin, rapid weak pulse, fast shallow breathing, periods of unconsciousness, skin that is red, dry, and not sweating. A body temperature above 103 degrees is also a cause for concern.

 

If you are a homeowner with a pool deck that has sinking slabs or cracks, don't leave them unfixed. Trip and fall injuries are common at pools and during the summer season in general with all of the children and teens home from school. Call Saber at 1-877-203-4601 for a free inspection of your problematic concrete slab areas and receive a free estimate on repairs!

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