Now that summer is close, people across the country will be heading out to their lake houses or beach homes for some time on the water. Many waterfront homes have a dock that will be used as a place to jump in for some swimming or to park watercraft when not in use. Whether your dock is already in the water or it’s a portable dock from V-Dock, before you head out on it for the year, make sure you take these steps to keep everyone using it safe.
Inspect the Dock
Before placing the dock in the water or walking on it, take a look for disconnected or frayed wires from your electrical connections. You probably know that electricity and water make strange bedfellows, so make sure that any wiring you have on your deck is intact so that you don’t end up with a serious emergency this summer.
Hire a Professional
If you aren’t sure what you should be looking for on the dock, hire a professional to come out and look at it. A trained electrician will be able to come out and find anything on the dock that needs fixing in terms of its electrical work. From there, you can get the necessary repairs done quickly and completely, allowing you to enjoy the use of your dock safely.
Once you finally get to use the dock, be sure to keep an eye anyone sitting on it or swimming around the dock. Things can change in a flash and someone who was swimming with ease just a moment ago could find themselves in danger, so don’t take your eyes off anyone in the water for too long.
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell how deep the water is near the dock, so don’t let anyone dive off of the dock. If they do, they run the risk of injury as they can smash their head into the bottom – especially in unexpectedly shallow water.
Keep Kids Safe
If any young kid plans on swimming, make sure they are wearing the proper floatation devices to keep them safe. Even if they are a good swimmer, you want to make sure they can stay afloat if water conditions change.
V-Dock offers a wide variety of portable and floating docks that are perfect for quickly adding a docking space to your property without the cost and hassle of installing a permanent wooden dock. To learn more about the revolutionary designs and products available from V-Dock or to order yours today, give us a call at 888-888-DOCK today!