How to Move in the Heat!
Moving can be challenging no matter how you slice it. And summer time is prime time in America to move to a new house or apartment. Summer brings the heat in North Carolina. Heat related illnesses are serious and can cause irrevocable damage. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. Moving is a very physical activity and we would be happy to help you through the process. At TNT Moving Systems we are professional movers and take the proper precautions during the heat to avoid injury.
Whether you are moving in to a new house or just exercising outside, be sure to take measures to avoid heat exhaustion. Here are some safety tips to help you avoid heat stroke while moving this summer:
- Hydrate. This is the number one way to help keep your body cool. If you are not drinking enough water or other fluids while in hot weather, your body may not be able to produce enough sweat to cool down. Water or sports drinks like Gatorade can help replace fluid and electrolytes lost during physical activity. Be sure to have plenty of cold beverages around for those helping you move- and avoid dehydrating drinks like beer or coffee.
- Keep Utilities On. Keep your utilities on until after the move, especially electricity and water. Also, get the utilities at your new place turned on before the move. Having access to cool water, air conditioning or fans will help tremendously during the hot summer months.
- Keep Pets Cool. Pets can get just as heated, so be sure to take extra care of them on move day. We recommend boarding your pet for the day if you are doing a local move. Move day can be chaotic with the door being open and shut, it may be hard to keep your dog or cat in the house. That is why having a friend keep your dog or cat for the day can be helpful. If the pet will stay with you, be sure they have plenty of water and can stay in a cool area during the move.
- Know the Symptoms. Pay attention to yourself and those helping you move and know what to look for! Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke if not caught in time.
Symptoms– excessive sweating, cool/clammy skin, pale appearance, rapid heartbeat, headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, abdominal or muscle cramps, fatigue, fainting, weakness, slight fever
Statistically, move families move during the summer months than any other time of year. Be sure to book a mover well in advance because summer spots fill up fast. Hiring professionals will lower your risk of heat exhaustion considerably- cause you’ll be supervising while we do all the heavy lifting! Call us at 704-523-1455 today for a free estimate or visit our website www.tntmovingsystems.com