Willow Grove, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/27/2017 -- Greenhill Fencing Inc. is aiming to raise awareness of one of the leading causes of childhood death: drowning in swimming pools.
According to a report by the National Safety Council, there are over 7,000 incidences of drowning deaths every year, and over 80% of these drowning occur in residential pools. The group most likely to suffer from drowning are children. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, and the second cause of death in children under the age of 15. A backyard swimming pool is four times more likely to kill a child under the age of four than a motor vehicle accident.
Though most people tend to associate drowning with poor supervision, the evidence actually suggests the opposite. In 70% of childhood drowning deaths, the child was in the presence of at least one parent, who was nearby but not paying attention. According to experts, a child can drown in "as little time as it takes to answer a phone call," and a small child can drown in as little as "one inch of water."
The key to preventing childhood drowning deaths is prevention. Greenhill Fencing Inc., one of the top fencing companies in Philadelphia, is urging residents who have a pool to make sure that their fence surrounding their yard is secure, since small children tend to wander away from their yard and can squeeze through small cracks in fencing.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Greenhill Fencing Inc. to learn more about their fence installation services in Philadelphia. They can reach this company by calling 267-329-3005 or visit online at http://www.greenhillfencing.com/.
About Greenhill Fencing Inc.
For over 25 years and three generations of family ownership, Greenhill Fencing Inc. has consistently met its goal of providing fast, affordable fence installations to their community. Located in Willow Grove, PA, the company hires the most experienced technicians and offers high-quality materials at competitive prices. Greenhill Fencing serves homes in Philadelphia as well as customers throughout Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties.
To learn more visit http://www.greenhillfencing.com/