National Safety Month

Our Safety Practices

National Safety Month: Our Safety Practices

National Safety Month is celebrated every June to encourage businesses and individuals to apply safe practices throughout life. Learn how our JDog team stays safe, and use these tips to help yourself, too.

National Safety Month: Our Safety Practices

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Lifting Practices

  1. Consider if you are actually capable and comfortable lifting heavy objects. However, it’s not the right job for everyone! With the risks for bodily harm, you should feel physically capable and confident you won’t get stuck trying to pivot around a corner.
  2. Get help. Furniture tends to be bulky, and you’ll likely need a partner or two to help you move it. You should also be mindful of the capabilities of the person you ask, and be sure to let them know it’s okay if they are not comfortable helping you.
  3. Use the right tools. There are tools to make the process easier for you. Forearm straps can distribute the weight more easily, and you can get sliders to put under furniture feet to make it easier and safer to slide around. Plus, we recommend having a blanket to cover furniture to protect it.
  4. Lift the right way. Lifting with your back is one of the most common causes of injury with heavy lifting. Instead of bending down at your waist, use your knees, starting in a squat position and lifting up.

JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care’s Careful Cleaning Supplies

While cleaning supplies each serve their purpose separately, combining them can do more harm than good for your cleaning project and your health. You should never mix the following chemicals together:

  • Ammonia and Bleach: Toxic gas called chloramine is produced that is dangerous to people and animals
  • Bleach and Vinegar: Toxic chlorine gas is extremely dangerous to human health
  • Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar: Peracetic acid is produced, which can irritate skin, eyes, and the respiratory system
  • Bleach and Rubbing Alcohol: Creates chloroform, which is capable of damaging your liver, kidney, brain, heart, and bone marrow
  • Two Different Drain Cleaners: There are many reactions that may occur, including the production of scalding hot water and chlorine gas
  • Bleach and Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Chlorine gas can be produced

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, and you should always complete adequate research before mixing chemicals.