Practicing Summer Fire Safety
With warmer temperatures rolling in, and longer sunny days ahead, many people are enjoying more time participating in outdoor activities. Although many common causes of residential fires are related to the cooler fall and winter months, there are still some considerations to make during the summertime when it comes to practicing fire safety:
- Practice Outdoor Grilling Safety! Grilling is a very common activity during the summer, and it is important to take proper precautions when operating your grill. Be sure to leave plenty of space between you grill and any structures, foliage, or flammable materials. The U.S Fire Administration recommends keeping a 3-foot safe zone around your grill, providing safety for your property, pets, and children.
- Fire Safety & Camping Trips: Bonfires are a very enjoyable activity during camping trips. It is important to build your bonfire a safe distance away from tents, shrubs, and other materials that can burn. Never leave your bonfire unattended, extinguish after use, and make sure all coals are out before leaving the area.
- Enjoying Fireworks: Fireworks can go from fun to dangerous very quickly. Do not use in heavily populated areas or around dense foliage. Do not allow children to use fireworks unattended, and always have a method of extinguishing fireworks available.
In the unfortunate event that your summertime activities lead to fire damage to your home, know that SERVPRO of Albany and Americus is Here to Help. Our team of professionals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and take great pride in providing the highest caliber of customer service. To learn more about our service lines, give us a call at 229-439-2048.