Summer is here, and you are probably planning how to make the most of the pleasant weather with your loved ones. Campfires, barbeques, and lighting fireworks are some of Fresno’s most popular summer activities.
However, those activities carry potential safety hazards and put you at risk of fire damage. Fireworks can quickly cause injury, and flames from a campfire can easily spread out of control. That doesn’t mean you should give them up completely. Instead, taking preventive measures can reduce fire damage risk and ensure safety.
Use these tips from our restoration experts to prevent summer fire accidents and have safe fun with friends and family:
Lighting fireworks with your friends sounds fun, but mishandling can lead to severe fire damage and bodily injury. That is why it’s incredibly important to stay cautious when using fireworks.
If you plan light fireworks this Fourth of July, follow the federal safety protocols for celebration. Make sure to educate yourself by looking up the local laws or watching news outlets to learn about safety laws.
Additionally, read the label instructions on the packet before lighting a firework. You should typically only use one at a time instead of lighting multiple fireworks together. Submerge used fireworks in a bucket before tossing them in a metal trash bin to prevent fire damage.
Fire Pit and Campfire Safety
Do you enjoy ghost stories, roasted marshmallows, and stargazing? You must enjoy having a fun campfire night with friends.
Lighting fire pits and building campfires may seem like an easy task, but the flames can get out of hand faster than you can imagine. Now let’s discuss how can you prevent injury and fire damage on a camping trip. First, you should check the weather and see if lighting a fire is safe. Avoid building a fire on dry and windy days as the flames can quickly blow sparks. Additionally, it is always a great idea to keep a water bucket close in case of fire accidents.
Summertime is incomplete without at least one barbeque gathering with friends or family. BBQs offer an excellent opportunity for loved ones to connect while enjoying the warm weather and good food. However, you should be extremely cautious when grilling as it can quickly lead to fire damage.
Check for gas leaks before using a gas grill. You can do so by brushing a soap and water solution on the gas line and tank. Then, slowly turn it on and look for bubbles to indicate a leak.
Use charcoal grills away from your home, plants, overhanging branches, etc. Store starter fluid away from heat sources and children.
Many summer activities present risks of safety and fire damage. You must stay cautious and take necessary precautionary measures before indulging in any such activities.
ServiceMaster at Fresno is your local disaster restoration expert in Fresno and Madera Counties. We hope the tips above help you stay safe all summer long. Contact us if you experience fire or smoke damage. Homeowners rely on us every day to repair their homes in a timely manner. Our team will keep you informed the whole way through and ensure the job is done right.