Fire Safety Tips You Need
Hot and warmer months are ahead! We picture lightning bugs, fireworks, barbecues and some fun nights with family and friends.
Warmer months bring about cookouts, bonfires, roasting marshmallows and so much more. But when you’re having fun, safety tends to take a back seat. So what can you do to help prevent fires?
While spring and summer bring lots of fun, they also bring an increased risk of fires. In fact, spring sees more daily fires on average than any other time of the year?
With safety being brought to the forefront, here are some top fire risks:
Barbecuing, cookouts…all fun, but also can be quite risky! With a combination of flame, heat, grease and gas, grilling out can lead to danger easily. Before grilling, do a quick little inspection to make sure the grill is in good working order with no leaks. It should also be placed at least three feet away from anything flammable and cleaned in between uses. While cleaning in between uses seems to come naturally, almost 20% of grill fires are caused by improper cleaning.
Fire Pits or Fireworks
Fire can be so relaxing, as long as it’s contained in a fire pit! And fireworks to help celebrate events are also super exciting, but while these things are fun, it’s easy to let safety slip your mind. Never leave kids unattended around a fire pit or fireworks. Keep a bucket of water close to the pit. Don’t add leaves or pine needles to the fire, and when you’re ready to put it out, do it slowly to keep from scattering embers. Fireworks are the same, so keep a fire hose close and water them down before throwing them in the trash.
Chimneys and Dryer Vents
With our hot temps, you probably don’t even have a fireplace. But if you do, now is the time to give it attention. Have the chimney inspected and cleaned every year. A buildup of ashes can cause serious damage. Your dryer vents can also become clogged, so take the time to clean the pipes.
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